Choosing & Affirming a Jewish Life

Our world offers a dizzying array of options for constructing identity and making meaning. In this context, all Jews are Jews by choice. Whether choosing Judaism for the first time, or returning or affirming this path for yourself, the choice to live a Jewish life calls for ritual and communal celebration.

On Being Jewish: What Do I Wear on My Head?

By Erika Davis
A few days ago while wasting a rainy Seattle day indoors, I flipped to E!, one of my guilty pleasure channels. The show Christina Milian Turned Up was on. It is not something I normally watch, but I...  more
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Tags: kippah

On Being Jewish

By Erika Davis
If you ask any convert to Judaism, they will likely tell you that as daunting as the conversion process can sometimes be, actually being a Jew can be harder that becoming one.   more
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Tags: mikveh

A Ritual for Returning to Judaism

By Rabbi Michael Ragozin
A ritual for someone who has either left Judaism for another religion and returned, or is returning to Jewish life and practice after a time of absence.   more
Complete Ceremony

Tags: mikveh

Talmud Berachot 17a

By Lawrence Kushner, Translator
"May your eyes sparkle with the light of Torah and your ears hear the music of its words" — a prayer for our children based on a talmudic passage   more