Category: Everyday Holiness

The Profound Simplicity of Jewish Spirituality
By Alden Solovy
September 16, 2018
The act of remembering ... is the heartbeat of Jewish spirituality.
Creating Ritual at Camp JRF
By Lori Rubin
August 10, 2016
I am blessed to go to Camp JRF each week to facilitate a
The Rhythm of Wonder: A Prayer for Radical Amazement
By Alden Solovy
June 9, 2016
You are standing on a star. The winds of creation blow through you. Of course, this is neither literally true nor scientifically accurate. Yet, these quirky statements are an invitation to living with radical amazement, a core teaching of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Creating a Happiness Practice
By Mike Tannebaum
March 21, 2016
When our culture is filled with messages that tell us we must be happy and to find a quick fix to deal with negative emotions, it can be difficult to work on cultivating genuine happiness. During the month of Adar and the holiday of
Are You a Gatekeeper?
By Shelly Christensen
February 4, 2016
Fourteen years ago I accompanied Stephanie to meet with the rabbi of one of the synagogues in my hometown of Minneapolis. It was a unique experience for Stephanie, who lives with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. It was the first time she had been in a synagogue since moving to the Twin Cities fifteen years earlier. 
Call for Submissions: Disabilities Awareness Month
By Ritualwell
February 2, 2016
We welcome your submissions on disability, in honor of Disabilities Awareness month.
Finding My Own Way to Jewish Ritual
By Hannah Elbaum
September 1, 2015
A first-year college student reflects on making Judaism her own
Creating a New
By Rabbi Michelle Greenfield
June 15, 2015
At the end of
Pokeakh Ivrim: Opening our Minds to New Forms of Inclusion
By Lauren Tuchman
June 9, 2015
Typically when we think of access in general and in Jewish community specifically, we first default to thinking about physical access—is the
#ReimagineDisability in the Jewish Community
By Ritualwell
June 8, 2015
This past Friday afternoon, while Twitter experienced a "glut" of tweets recognizing #NationalDonutDay, @Ritualwell had a slightly different agenda. We hosted the second in our series of #ReimagineRitual Twitter chats, this one on #ReimagineDisability. Following a successful first chat on #ReimagineBnaiMitzvah, this chat started a conversation on ways in which the Jewish community can become more inclusive of folks with disabilities.

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Join us for Count On Telling Your Story: A Ritualwell In-Person Immersion on Sunday, June 9th. Mix and mingle with old and new friends, enjoy delicious kosher-vegetarian food and engage in a variety of creative, thought-provoking sessions exploring rituals, writing, and art.

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