Seeds of Change

By Rabbi Joshua Lesser
We were planting the seeds for future tikkun olam work.   more

What I Can't Change

By Rabbi Roni Handler
When I think and talk about teshuvah, I usually focus on change. How can we take stock of our lives and improve the parts of ourselves that we wish to change? This year I was struck by a different aspect of teshuvah. I realized that teshuvah doesn’t need to be focused solely on changing who we are. Teshuvah can also be about learning to accept and forgive ourselves, and learning how to embrace our abilities, limitations, bodies, and relationships.   more

Two Women Marrying in the Tradition of Moses and Israel

By Rabbis Jaimee Shalhevet and Helayne Shalhevet
We wanted a traditional Jewish wedding, but, as two women, we weren’t a traditional Jewish couple.  From our journey down the aisle to the blessings after the wedding meal, every part of the...  more

Wisdom From On High

Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
Shavuot has yet to capture the imagination of most liberal Jews. Why is that?  The Torah describes three pilgrimage festivals, times when the ancient Israelites were expected to journey to Jerusalem...  more

A Time for Time

By Andrea Moselle
When you have the potential for endless leisure, how do you create a satisfying balance of work and leisure?    more

A Conversation With One in Mourning

By Rabbi Vivie Mayer
Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D. interviewed her friend and colleague Rabbi Vivie Mayer about ritual mourning following her father’s death.   more

Don’t Take Freedom for Granted!

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
We encourage Ritualwell readers to find their own ways of keeping freedom in their hearts this week.   more

This is Kaddish

By Rabbi Marjorie Berman
But what does it mean to honor our departed beloveds by remembering? For me, it means to give kavod, to let their lives have some weight in ours, so that we can be transformed.   more