Category: Leaving Home

Communal Acts of Private Intimacy: A Review of Trisha Arlin’s Place Yourself
By Alden Solovy
January 7, 2019
Like the liturgists of old, Arlin’s work troubles us where we are too comfortable and comforts us when we are troubled
A Ritual of Sending Challah to Kids in College
Sheri Lindner
August 8, 2017
Although I always seem to pick the hottest day of summer, it is a ritual whose heat and aroma wraps me in serenity, like the fine silk of a tallit.
Design Your Own Ritual with a Little Help from a Rabbi
By Rabbi Kami Knapp
August 2, 2017
Ritual helps us pay attention. From the joy of a recovery to the grief of a funeral, ritual helps us inhabit the breadth of human experience.
Saying Goodbye in the Jewish Tradition
By Kami Knapp
May 30, 2017
Is a ritual for saying goodbye to a sacred text appropriate for saying goodbye to people?
Best Laid Plans
September 7, 2011
What I learned from a wrong turn on the road to the perfect ritual.

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