Everyday Holiness. Finding the holy in the everyday helps ensure that we don't take life for granted.

Imagine reciting 100 blessings each day—that’s what the Talmud teaches. (Menachot 43b) According to tradition, we should say these blessings over experiences ranging from waking and eating to wearing new clothes or starting a journey. There is even a prayer for smelling a freshly mown lawn. Why? Blessings remind us that our lives are full of moments waiting to be lived fully. The act of thanking God for creating fragrant grass turns an everyday occurrence into something holy.

Prayers from the Heart

By Rabbi Roni Handler | Blog Post
Rituals have the power to mark or to move us through transitions. Sometimes they take the form of a long, thoughtfully-planned ceremony, such as a wedding, conversion, or baby naming. Other times,... [more]

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Ritual of the Unpredictable

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D. | Blog Post
My mundane—but predictable—behaviors reflect something essential about all ritual acts. They contain the chaos and shine a light on what is meaningful or poignant within.
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Innovative Liturgy Project

By Andrea Bardfeld | Blog Post
Several months ago Ritualwell received a number of submissions from Andrea Bardfeld on behalf of the Innovative Liturgy Project at West End Synagogue. We were intrigued by this prolific community... [more]

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