Ceremony for Completion of a Family

Conceived by Rabbi Noam Katz and Jaime Walman, performed by Rabbi Stephen Wise, with contributions from Miriam Shuval
A ceremony that involves adding spices to a blessing filled spice box to mark the welcoming of their third child and to mark the completion of their family.   more
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A Celebration of Life

By Nancy H. Wiener with Judith Tax
Because 18 ("chai," or life, in Hebrew) years represents a lifetime, this woman decided to celebrate the 18th anniversary of her mastectomy with a pre-havdalah ritual.   more
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Tags: havdalah, cancer

A Ritual Acknowledging Separation

By Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
A mourning ceremony following the traditional get for a woman do with her friends. The ceremony centers around the tearing of a sheet or pillowcase meant to evoke sexual intimacy, the wedding canopy, keri'ah, the rending of clothing in mourning, and the cutting of the get.   more
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Tags: havdalah