‘All That Lives Shall Bless Your Name’
This Nishmat Kol Chai benediction is said at the transition between our preparatory prayers and core elements of the morning service.
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.
Yigdal Orders the World
A prayer that seems to be about certainty turns out to actually be all about doubt and the limits of our own knowledge.
El Adon: Finding God in the Shifting Light
This meditation recited on Shabbat morning is the response of a poetic soul to the daily rising of the sun.