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The Promise of Spring

Everything you add to our site increases the resources available to like minded people searching for innovative Jewish ritual to mark meaningful occasions. We are grateful to those of you have...  more

Outdoor Rituals For Tu B'shevat

By Sarah Chandler
In honor of Tu B'shevat, we are happy to offer this piece from our friends at Isabella Freedman. On behalf of the Ritualwell team, we wish you a joyous and fruitful New Year of the Trees!   more

Ahavat Olam, Indeed!

On Rosh Hashanah L’ilanot, the New Year of the Trees, the trees and the Tree of Life are judged for another year of fertility or not—just like human beings are judged on Rosh Hashanah.   more

Farm to Freezer

by Rabbi Roni Handler
While winter may not seem like the most obvious time to appreciate the abundance that comes forth from our land, I find myself particularly attuned to the rewards that can be gleaned through proper...  more

No One Is Free Until We Are All Free

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said "no one is free until we are all free." This idea, profound in its simplicity, finds company among famous aphorisms in the Jewish textual tradition—the...  more

Service Is Work and Work Is Worship

by Rabbi Ira F. Stone
The Hebrew word for service,"avodah," is the same word we use for both work and worship. This is not an accident.   more

Found in Translation

By JM Poses
When I think about Hanukkah, the theme that resonates most deeply is that of translation. As a child, I wholeheartedly bought into the idea that Hanukkah was a sort of Jewish Christmas… and not just...  more

Presents of Presence

By Rabbi Roni Handler
Happiness. We all want and seek it and yet this elusive emotion is so difficult to attain—and even more difficult to sustain.    more

The Greatest Miracle of All

By Rabbi Roni Handler
The legends we pass on to our children teach us about the possibility of miracles all around us—each and every day.     more

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