Return to Me

by Rabbi Yael Levy

The One of Infinite Possibilities calls: Return to me and I will return to you. (Zecaria 1:3)


Walking With the King

by Rabbi Lisa Goldstein

What if we could derive a practice from the story of the King in the field—breathe life into it and into our own souls?  How can we, in the midst of our busy, self-conscious lives, find the cozy, loving intimacy with God that is hinted at in this tale?


Good Intentions Reap Good Results

by Rabbi Jacob Staub, Ph.D.

Teshuvah is a combination of my work, my practice and my good intentions together with a subliminal, imperceptible, wonderful phenomenon that seems to arrive out of the blue from somewhere else.


The Art of Aging

by Craig Taubman
The theme of this year's Jewels of Elul is especially dear to my heart, because I try to live my life as art—not a science—and also, well, because I'm aging.   As much as we may try to be... [more]

Tisha b'Av and A Re-Imagined Future

by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.

Our collected memory consists of the narratives and experiences individual Jews bring to the Jewish story.


Recipe for a Ritual

by Rabbi Roni Handler
When Freedom to Marry, an organization dedicated to ending marriage discrimination, posted about my essay in Tablet Magazine, I was astounded by the tremendous response to the post and by the... [more]

Shabbat Unplugged

by Jenny Ferentz

Jenny Ferentz, a counselor at Camp JRF, reflects on what makes the celebration of Shabbat at camp so special…


Summer Rite

by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.

There are all kinds of ways to make something special, and mark the passage of time. Let us know yours.


Bringing Up Baby

by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.

Life cycle rituals are not fixed experiences—even when the text and ceremony stays the same.