Tradition & Innovation


Dark Days

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
At this time of year, I like to be outside while the sun sets. When the days are short, there is something especially lovely about witnessing light fade.   more

An Evolving Thanksgiving

by Rabbi Fredi Cooper, Ed.D.
During the first days of November, I begin to travel into my “Thanksgiving mode.” Before I ever dreamt about becoming a rabbi, this meant trying to transform the day into something more for my...  more

A Taste of Tradition

by Emily Langowitz
Food rituals reflect different facets of Judaism – some tie me closer to God, some to Torah and some to my people.   more

Justice on My Plate

By Maharat Dasi Fruchter
It left a sour taste in my mouth to know that my food could be technically kosher but have unjust origins. I wanted another dimension for my brakhah.    more

Feast and Famine

by Jordan Namerow
High Holidays, Sukkot, Thanksgiving … food is at the heart of our collective experience now. But for some, insecurity is also a given.   more

Rituals as Varied as Our Lives

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
You’ve shared a multitude of ideas that can help us celebrate joys, heal sorrows, and wash away difficulties.   more

Ushpizin: Come on In

by Lori Lefkovitz, Ph.D.
Ushpizin connects us to all our ancestors, real and imagined...   more

Check, Please!

JT Waldman
Conducting a Heshbon Ha'Nefesh   more


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