Havdalah: Celebrating the Uniqueness of the Jewish people
Reveling in uniqueness is wonderful, proclaiming superiority is not.
Is Kosher Food Blessed by a Rabbi?
Blessing food does not make it kosher, nor is food that has not been blessed necessarily unkosher.
Birkat Hagomel: A Blessing For Coming through Trauma — and Prevailing
This prayer expresses gratitude for the miracle of healing and full restoration to life.
Netilat Yadayim: Sanctifying Our Primary Moral Instrument
Jewish tradition calls for the washing of hands every morning, which serves as a reminder to use them for holy purposes.