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There is a Light

by Rabbi Roni Handler

I notice how the increased light in my window is mirrored in my body, in my own “inner chambers,” and I feel great anticipation for this new phase of life.

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What Does "Today I Am a Man" Mean Today?

By Rabbi Daniel Brenner

As part of bar mitzvah training, boys should brush up against some of the “traditional” values that have defined Jewish men—a love of communal learning and debate, an understanding of the powerful role that comedy plays in coping with oppression, a responsibility to bury one another and to mourn together. Even in egalitarian communities, there are times when men benefit specifically from the support of other men.

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"Thanks for the Chair!"

by Betsy Platkin Teutsch
When I realized that 15 years had passed since I released  my first tambourine design, I approached Ritualwell about jointly reissuing the piece.  Regrettably, one big thing remains unchanged: women... [more]

An Instrument for All Seasons

by Ritualwell

With this tambourine, we salute Women of the Wall for their struggle for equality and peace at this sacred site.

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Blessings to Share

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.

On Thanksgiving I acknowledge all that I have and pray that we will all have more to be thankful for next year.

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A Ritual That Can Cut Both Ways

By Rabbi Boris Dolin
The concept of circumcision is both a deeply powerful ritual practice and a profoundly troubling remnant of a different time.  A few years ago, when we were expecting our first child, we... [more]

Lift Every Voice

by JM Poses

Elections provide us with an opportunity to organize our personal values and community commitments. The act of voting can be a first step toward becoming the engaged citizens we aspire to be.

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Welcoming Daughters

By Rabbi Linda Holtzman
Looking at a baby girl and feeling the joy of celebrating who she is and who she will become are wonderful experiences. A welcoming foot washing ceremony is one way of concretizing that joy. In 1980... [more]

No Short Cuts For Circumcision

By Rabbi Kevin Bernstein
Pun intended.  The popular press has recently reminded contemporary Jews that the continuation of brit milah (ritual circumcision), remains a challenge…and if you don’t believe me, ask any Jewish... [more]

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