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Beginning to #ReimagineRitual

Reimagining and Reflecting
At Ritualwell, we see our site not just as a place to collect innovative Jewish ritual, but also as a place to reflect on its process. In that spirit, we are taking time to reflect on a project we...  more

Renewing the Bar/Bat Mitzvah, One Student at a Time

By Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum
On a recent Saturday evening, I found myself in a small artsy theater in downtown Seattle for the debut of an original animated film. When the film ended, the young filmmaker, Frieda, was greeted...  more

One Cent More: Dayenu and Dignity in the Tomato Fields

By Sarah Barasch-Hagans
A few days ago, at their annual spring rally and concert, some tomato pickers from Florida taught me what Dayenu is about. I never expected this to happen because I never suspected I had been...  more

Ritual Gone Wrong

By Sarah Barasch-Hagans
I am a “planner” and I am an English major obsessed with layers of meaning, symbolism, and subtext. Thus, my wedding, like so many ceremonies, was made up of countless intentional decisions that...  more

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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