Jewish Life Events
Finishing Saying Kaddish
A ritual to end the process of saying the Mourner's Kaddish for a loved one.
A Jewish Weaning Ceremony
The celebration of an infant's weaning goes back to the feast Abraham held for his son Isaac.
A ritual in recognition of the author's miscarriage emerged from a year of studying about the infertile Hannah, who eventually had a child.
Rabbinic, Medieval, and Early Modern History of Healing
The evolution of attitudes towards physicians, beliefs connecting illness and sin, prayers for healing, and the use of folk healing traditions.
Terminating a Pregnancy
The author adapts biblical texts to create a ritual that expresses the anguish of terminating a pregnancy