Building blessing muscle

By Ilana Lerman
It feels like a superpower: to know how to stop time, command presence with another being, and articulate the gift that says, “I see and love you. Keep going.”   more

A Prayerful Life

By Nancy Flam
One of the fundamental problems we post-Enlightenment, post-Holocaust, American Jews have with prayer is not theological in nature; it is that our attention is elsewhere.   more

Praying with My Feet?

By Julie Aronowitz
Do I believe that with God’s strength I can do all things? How powerful would that be?   more

Listening to the Ocean, Falling in Love

By Rabbi Shefa Gold
Rabbi Shefa Gold discussed the work of sacred Jewish chant with Ritualwell executive editor, Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D. Here are highlights of their conversation:   more

A Jewish Vision Quest: TorahTrek Guides Track

By Rabbi James Greene
The midrash tells us that we can only receive torah when we empty ourselves and become wild like the wilderness. I never really knew what that meant until I ventured out on my first soul-o quest....  more

A Cure for the Post-Thanksgivukkah Blues

By Linda Rich
This year’s rare confluence of two annual celebrations, one religious and one secular, garnered much attention and sparked a huge burst of creative energy. For those of us “living in two...  more

Messiness and Beauty

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
Ritualwell’s executive editor, Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, sat down to talk with rabbis Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Ph.D., and Sue Levi Elwell, Ph.D., editors of the newly published anthology Chapters of...  more

A Prayer for Human Rights Shabbat

Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson
As a young rabbinical student, I was full of zeal for unearthing obscure Jewish texts and bringing them to bear on modern issues. No more would we invoke the same tired old Torah; instead, I would...  more

Shedding Light on Being a Jewish Girl

By Deborah Meyer
Making sense of the world can be challenging when you are a teen, especially with the myriad of confusing and even disturbing messages from peers and the media about what it means to be female and male.   more