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Counting the Omer: An Artistic Practice

By D'vorah Horn
For seven consecutive years I have created a painting based upon a practice known as “Counting the Omer.”   The practice has ancient biblical roots as well as contemporary adaptations....  more

The Heart of Pride: Be Who You Are

By Rabbi Rachel Weiss
I believe that the heart of Pride has to do with love. In the midst of the book of Leviticus we find the three words: “v’ahavtah l’re’akha camokha”—You shall love your fellow as yourself.   more

Living in Two Civilizations

By Alex Rubin
Camp is a microcosm of an ideal Jewish, American life. There, we celebrate both American and Jewish holidays, we are able to connect to each other socially and spiritually, and even when...  more

A Reflection on Mental Health Awareness Month

By Kami Knapp
As you may have noticed, this month Ritualwell featured guest blog posts for Mental Health Awareness Month. You might wonder why an organization devoted to ritual would choose to address this topic...  more

A Place Where You Belong: Jewish Healing Circles

By Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein
The first time I participated in a prayer service in a circle I felt awkward and uncomfortable. It felt exposed—everyone could see me. For me, prayer is a private matter. Indeed, one of the ...  more

Becoming a Mental Health Advocate

By Efrem Epstein
I didn't plan to begin my journey as a mental health advocate during Mental Health Awareness Month, but that is exactly when it happened... ten years ago. In May 2006, I went through a bad emotional...  more

Dead of a Broken Heart

By Alden Solovy
There are too many unanswered questions from that night in early April, when my wife fell to her death. Did she slip? Did she jump? Did she plan her death? Did she have assistance? Imagine not...  more

How You Feeling?

By Rabbi Avram Mlotek
How are you? Three simple words used countlessly in our daily conversations. When do we feel comfortable enough, though, to reply, honestly? When do we have the time? And whom do we trust with our...  more

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