priestly blessing

How Blessing Children on Shabbat Models Unconditional Love

Like the paradigmatic blessing for rain, the Shabbat practice of blessing children offers the gift of love in exchange for nothing.

In the Priestly Blessing, Seeing Parenthood’s Trajectory

A prayer for yesterday, today and tomorrow — all in one.

Ask the Expert: Jewish Priests

Without the Temple, what do they do?

Blessing the Children

This Friday night practice is taken from the priestly blessing.

Surrogate Judaism

Some try to "outsource" their Judaism, but this approach has severe limits.