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The Joy of Clutter

By Anna Levine
I am invincible! I am woman! Hear me roar as I chuck, heave, and unclutter my life, determined to make space—for what, I’m not sure.  Armed with heavy duty garbage bags, a “How to Unclutter...  more

Creating a Happiness Practice

By Mike Tannebaum
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...  more

Sometimes Happiness Takes Its Time

By Hila Ratzabi
As I push the stroller along the bumpy paved path of the local park, I feel rare sunlight on my face after a long winter. The season seems to be hinting at changing, while the cold breeze reminds me...  more

Building a Sanctuary of Inclusion

By Lauren Tuchman
Before going into a complex description of the building of the mishkan, the portable sanctuary in the desert, God instructs Moses to tell the Children of Israel to build a sanctuary so that God can...  more

Are You a Gatekeeper?

By Shelly Christensen
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...  more

Call for Submissions: Disabilities Awareness Month

By Ritualwell
We welcome your submissions on disability, in honor of Disabilities Awareness month. Ritualwell is a living archive of Jewish rituals that draw on both tradition and the contemporary world. The...  more

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