Category: Welcoming & Raising Children

Reconnecting to My Power as a Mother Through the Mikveh
By Hila Ratzabi
September 20, 2018
What I didn’t expect was how much fun it would be. Each time I dipped, and came up to speak my words, I smiled and laughed.
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.
From Brit Bat to Bat Mitzvah: How Love & Tradition Work Together
By Dr. Keren R. McGinity
November 21, 2015
How does an interfaith couple raising Jewish children create meaningful rituals that honor both partners’ heritage? This is a question that I asked myself when I became a parent and when I founded the Love & Tradition Institute.
Welcoming Daughters
By Rabbi Linda Holtzman
October 25, 2012
Looking at a baby girl and feeling the joy of celebrating who she is and who she will become are wonderful experiences. A welcoming foot washing ceremony is one way of concretizing that joy.
No Short Cuts For Circumcision
By Rabbi Kevin Bernstein
October 18, 2012
Pun intended.  The popular press has recently reminded contemporary Jews that the continuation of brit milah (ritual circumcision), remains a challenge…and if you don’t believe me, ask any Jewish parent expecting a new son in the near future.

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