Shabbat

The Redemption to Come

On Passover we express gratitude for the redemption we have and hope for the one still to come.

Ten Commandments for Today

What are the most important rules for living justly and peacefully today?

Tending the Fire

Fire is a symbol of persistence and faith, but the embers must be tended.

Emulating Our Multicultural Ancestors

While Jacob blesses all of his grandchildren at the end of his life, he singles out two in particular as worthy of emulation.

Havdalah: Celebrating the Uniqueness of the Jewish people

Reveling in uniqueness is wonderful, proclaiming superiority is not.

Hadlakat Nerot: The Spark of Transition

A little fire and a little magic makes the lighting of Shabbat candles a moment to slow down and see things differently.

Preparing for Shabbat

Getting ready for the arrival of the Sabbath Queen.

Time Wars

The ancient rabbis were well aware that control of the calendar was linked to their authority over the Jewish people

Find a Rabbi

Jewish weddings don't require a rabbi. But here's why it's a good idea anyway.

Hope and Curses

The curses listed at the end of the Book of Leviticus are less a warning than an empowering message that the past need not be repeated.

To Catch a Thief

The record of an ancient theft clues us in to the obscured role of Jewish priestesses.

Mourning and Meaning Making

Someday our current sorrows will be memories, woven into the tapestry of our shared destiny.