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Stumbling into Gratitude

By Stacey Zisook Robinson
How can I possibly give thanks to God if I stumble on the thanks I give to the people most important to me?   more

My Name Change Ritual

Rabbah Rona Matlow
Most of the rituals I found took on a tone of mourning the life that the transperson wasn’t able to have. But I wanted to create a ritual that was fully positive and celebratory.   more

My Body is an Ark

By Ariana Katz
Every day we can co-create, create the world worth living in. If we are created in God’s image, and inside the Arks of our chest dwells Divinity, we earned another shot at a new day.   more
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Shelters: What If It's Not Enough?

By Heather Paul
This, I believe, is why the High Holidays are followed immediately by Sukkot, the Festival of Booths. Five days after we acknowledge mortality, Sukkot is a celebration of the temporary.   more

Communal Exhaustion and the Gift of Sukkot

Ariana Katz
After almost two months of rising to the challenge of repentance and renewal, granting one another second chances for each other and ourselves, we get a second to sit down.   more

The Hard Holy Days

Rabbi Amy Loewenthal
Is there another way to look at life and death, that isn’t through a lens of fear and trembling?   more
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Now and Forever, S'lichot

Alden Solovy
The prayers and tunes of S’lichot are meant to crack into our yearnings for all that is good, righteous and holy, and to point us toward our own errors. We’ve put stumbling blocks in front of...  more

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