“We were learning what being married Jewishly means and what’s important to us as a couple, then inscribing that into the wedding ceremony.”
There are many Jewish wedding customs out there, finding the right ones for you can help you explore the more subtle emotions of the event.
Making the choices for our queer wedding ceremony including the ceremony, ketubah, sheva berachot, circling, and breaking the glass.
Iyar and healing refer not just to a named ailment, but overall wellness and health both internally and externally.
It is considered forbidden to fast on fast days if injurious to one’s health, for the sake of performing positive commandments.
We give thanks to God every day for the gift of life, but recognize that we are mortal and that illness and death will come.
Visiting the sick is counted as one of the mitzvot that is rewarded both in this world and also in the World to Come.
Rabbi Barmash’s new teshuvah empowers women and infuses the rites of marriage and divorce with more equality and dignity for both partners.
B’nei Mitzvot are one of today’s best known Jewish milestones, marking coming of age as an “adult” and responsibility for one’s own actions.
Moving well beyond niddah, mikveh is now used to mark any and all transitional and transformative moments.
Collecting experiences helps us feel like we belong. By doing ‘Jewish,’ we create meaningful Jewish lives where spirituality feels less contrived.
There are several ceremonies that families use to welcome and name a newborn girl in the synagogue or in the home.
Brit Milah refers to the covenant of circumcision, both the ritual act and the festive occasion surrounding a baby boy’s circumcision.
By empowering children to own this decision, we’re helping them to develop into young adults, and isn’t that what a B-Mitzvah is all about?
Shavuot is the holiday of choosing Judaism. We choose to see the beauty of the tradition and be seen holding it with full hearts and hands.
Risa Sugarman teaches that comparing Ruth’s strengths to owning our own positive attributes as primary instead of our mental illness.
Yakira Keshet offers a poem to commemorate Shavuot, her journey to Judaism, and the presence of our souls at Mount Sinai.
We have the opportunity to help teens create long-lasting positive connections to the very traditions they are appropriately questioning.