The study guide for Bechukotai explores how “peace” is used in this week’s parashah, as well as the commentary surrounding this.
Jewish spirituality doesn’t live in a book. Our bodies can guide our awareness and blessing. What could this practice look like in your life?
Conservative/Masorti prayer books include the Hebrew letter “vav” in the blessing for the miracle of Hanukkah. What is its secret?
Read here for the procedure for lighting candles for Hanukkah. This includes the blessings, song ideas, and order for lighting candles.
Our bodies are wonderful and wondrous. Asher Yatsar helps us recognize our physical selves and offers a moment of gratitude to The Creator.
What does “Barukh HaShem” really mean? What is the origin of this phrase? If we don’t believe in God, how do we relate to the phrase?
The laws for lighting candles on Sh’mini Atzeret are similar to those for Shabbat. These laws also apply to Simḥat Torah.
Study Guide: In the context of Creation, what is the connection between blessing, deficiency, and Shabbat?
Personal and at-home Rosh Hashanah rituals include candle lighting, eating apples with honey, and sharing meals.
When and how to do Rosh Hashanah Candle Lighting. We usher in Rosh Hashanah by lighting candles, just as we do on Shabbat.
How is the Saturday morning Shabbat service constructed? What prayers are included? Check out our overview on Shabbat morning services.
Friday night Shabbat at home includes blessings over children, the song Shalom Aleichem, kiddush, and the blessing over bread, the motzi.
Shabbat begins with the lighting of candles, in part, because they are symbolic of the spiritual light that Shabbat can bring into our lives.