Tablet A Tallit of My Own 17 Jul
After a journey that spanned several decades, a woman shares her path to Judaism, culminating in a meaningful conversion experience including learning under ...
17 Jul
Kveller The Story Behind Debbie Friedman’s Beloved ‘Mi Sheberach’ Melody 2 Jul
Debbie Friedman, a revolutionary Jewish musician, transformed American Jewish connections to Judaism through her catchy and empowering tunes for prayers and ...
2 Jul
Jewish Action A Different Kind of Battlefield 20 Jun
Amidst the Israel-Gaza conflict, a surge in miluimot – women with children whose husbands are serving in the IDF as reservists – has been noted, with increas...
20 Jun
Mishpacha Hear Our Voice 4 Jun
The article discusses the significance of the Shema Koleinu blessing in the Shemoneh Esreh prayer. This blessing serves as a culmination of all previous requ...
4 Jun
Mishpacha Baruch Atah: Another Look 4 Jun
The text delves into the profound meaning behind the familiar words "baruch Atah" that begin all blessings in Jewish tradition. It explains that reciting ble...
4 Jun
Chabad.org What Is Shabbat? A Basic Overview 29 May
A detailed explanation of the Jewish tradition of Shabbat, including its significance, practices, and rituals.
29 May
Jewish Chronicle Once in a generation: the new Reform High Holy Day machzor 5 May
The new Reform High Holy Day machzor is a significant update after 36 years, offering changes to reflect modern sensibilities and enhance accessibility. It i...
5 May
Moment Poem | The Leaves 25 Apr
In this poem by Rachel Mennies titled "The Leaves," she reflects on solitude and resilience through the metaphor of leaves facing challenges. Mennies contemp...
25 Apr
18forty A Prayer for Israel to Add to Your Pesach Seder 17 Apr
Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon has composed a special prayer for Israel to be recited at Pesach Sedarim, expressing gratitude for living in a time of redemption and w...
17 Apr
Forward I spent months praying for a single Israeli hostage. Yesterday, I found out he's dead. 27 Mar
The author reflects on the emotional journey of praying for an Israeli hostage, Uriel Baruch, only to find out he was killed rather than kidnapped, adding a ...
27 Mar
Ami Site Unseen // (A little) progress at The Time 27 Mar
The author discusses the challenges faced by The New York Times in accurately portraying the significance of the Temple Mount in Judaism. The writer criticiz...
27 Mar
Jewish Action How to Build Hope – Hope Amid Crisis 9 Mar
In facing crises, one often seeks hope and resilience, traits that should be nurtured during calmer times to build a foundation of faith. The verse from Yirm...
9 Mar
Jewish Action Not For Naught – Hope Amid Crisis 9 Mar
In a time of crisis and uncertainty, Rabbi Dov Foxbrunner reflects on the struggles and anxieties faced by many amid conflict, conveying a message of hope an...
9 Mar
MomentMag The Spirituality of Showing Up when it Matters with Sharon Brous and Amy E. Schwartz 8 Mar
Sharon Brous discusses the importance of showing up for one another and highlights the wisdom and relevance of Jewish practice and community in a conversatio...
8 Mar
Lehrhaus Is Reciting Tehillim and Avinu Malkeinu after October 7th Enough? 4 Mar
Many synagogues have adjusted their services after October 7th in response to the conflict in Israel by adding prayers like Avinu Malkeinu and select chapter...
4 Mar
Jewdicious Let There Be Words 29 Feb
In "Let There Be Words" by Andrew Rashkow, the connection between language, creation, and prayer is explored from a Jewish perspective. It delves into the id...
29 Feb
JTA This UWS mom is donating homemade challahs to help Israelis in need 15 Feb
Adina Wagman, a mother of two in New York, has been using her homemade challah to raise funds for Israelis in need. She bakes fresh challah loaves each week ...
15 Feb
Forward Rabbi Jules Harlow, editor of the prayer book used in Conservative synagogues for a quarter century, dies at 92 13 Feb
Rabbi Jules Harlow, the editor of Siddur Sim Shalom, the standard prayer book used in North American Conservative synagogues for a quarter century, has passe...
13 Feb
Mishpacha Brachah Basics 13 Feb
This article covers various questions about brachot (blessings) in Jewish law. Some of the topics discussed include whether a brachah should be made on food ...
13 Feb
Forward England’s chief rabbi composes special healing prayer for King Charles’ recovery 8 Feb
Chief Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis has composed a special prayer for the complete and swift recovery of King Charles III following his cancer diagnosis. The pray...
8 Feb
Jewschool Brief Thoughts on Religion and Politics: on Humility and Arrogance 6 Feb
In this thought-provoking piece, the author reflects on the disparity between the language of Jewish prayer and the attitudes of the Jewish people. The suppl...
6 Feb
Lehrhaus Strength in This Time 5 Feb
In this heartfelt essay, the author reflects on the impact of the ongoing war on her community and her personal experiences. She describes how the recitation...
5 Feb
Tablet The Virtues of a Virtual Minyan 2 Feb
The author discusses their experience of saying Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for mourners, after the death of their father and mother. They highlight the trans...
2 Feb
Mishpacha Fill in the Blank 23 Jan
In this article, the author reflects on the power and significance of the song Az Yashir, which was sung by the Israelites after crossing the Red Sea. The un...
23 Jan
Jewish History Uncensored headphones #173 - Nusach HaTefila & Zmanai Tefila 14 Jan
In this episode, the discussion revolves around the origins of various Nusachs and the possibility of changing between Ashkenaz and Sefard styles of prayer. ...
14 Jan
JTA Jewish liturgy includes a curse against our enemies. We can be OK with that. 12 Jan
The author reflects on the 12th blessing of the Amidah, a curse against enemies in Jewish liturgy. They initially found it difficult to connect with the pray...
12 Jan
JTA This day of communal Kaddish, enacted after the Holocaust, is just right for this moment 22 Dec 2023
The text discusses the significance of the communal day of saying Mourners Kaddish, which falls on the 10th of Tevet. Instituted after the Holocaust, this da...
22 Dec 2023
Mishpacha Three-Pronged Prayer 19 Dec 2023
The article discusses the challenge of praying with intention (kavanah) and feeling that one's prayers are valuable to Hashem. The author suggests three idea...
19 Dec 2023
Forward IDF says it is disciplining soldiers who broadcast Jewish prayers from West Bank mosque 14 Dec 2023
Israeli soldiers who broadcasted Jewish prayers from a West Bank mosque during a military operation will be disciplined by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). ...
14 Dec 2023
Forward Who are the courageous and who are the weak? Viewing the war through the lens of a Hanukkah prayer 13 Dec 2023
The author reflects on the Hanukkah prayer and its implications for understanding the current conflict in Gaza. They question who the courageous and weak are...
13 Dec 2023
Jewish Chronicle The tabernacle of peace that gives us hope 10 Nov 2023
In times of distress, recent events have imbued traditional Jewish prayers with renewed significance, particularly emphasizing the themes of peace and freedo...
10 Nov 2023
Jewish Chronicle Parashah of the week: Shemini Atzeret 14 Oct 2023
Shemini Atzeret marks the end of the Succot festival and reflects on the celebration of the Temple's inauguration in Jerusalem by King Solomon. The Haftarah ...
14 Oct 2023
Unorthodox headphones Time for Shabbat: Ep. 384 13 Oct 2023
In episode 384 of Unorthodox, the focus is on welcoming Shabbat after a challenging week. Rabbi Diana Fersko provides insights into the basics of Shabbat and...
13 Oct 2023
Jewish Chronicle A leap of faith that Yom Kippur asks us to make 22 Sep 2023
The text discusses the concept of faith as it pertains to the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur and synagogue attendance during the High Holy Days. It explores th...
22 Sep 2023
Forward For Jewish seniors who can't visit loved ones' graves on their own, free rides and a prayer book 7 Jul 2023
Dorot, a New York-based nonprofit, revived its Cemetery Visits program for seniors, helping them visit loved ones' graves with volunteers. Irene Weiser, 96, ...
7 Jul 2023
Tablet Glamping With God 3 Oct 2022
A personal reflection is shared about confronting mortality and undergoing medical tests, juxtaposed with the symbolism of Sukkot and its lessons of imperman...
3 Oct 2022
Tablet Kaddish in the Time of COVID-19 2 Jun 2021
The text reflects on the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic regarding the recitation of the Kaddish prayer for mourning rituals within the Jewish ...
2 Jun 2021
Tablet How the Zoom Minyan Brought Me Closer to Judaism 19 Jan 2021
During the challenging time of mourning her parents, the author found solace and connection through participating in a daily Zoom minyan for Kaddish recitati...
19 Jan 2021
Lehrhaus ‘May Memories Rise’- On the Meaning of ‘Ya’aleh ve-Yavo’ 26 Sep 2019
The Yaaleh ve-Yavo prayer recited during Jewish holidays and Rosh Chodesh serves as a substitute for the Temple sacrifices and invokes ancestral virtues and ...
26 Sep 2019
Lehrhaus Tasting the World to Come: A Novel Interpretation of Tzidkatkha Tzedek 18 Jul 2019
In "Tasting the World to Come: A Novel Interpretation of Tzidkatkha Tzedek" by Noam Stadlan, the author challenges the traditional association of the Tzidkat...
18 Jul 2019
Lehrhaus Song of the Sea: Making a Space for Joy and Sorrow 24 Apr 2019
In the essay "Song of the Sea: Making a Space for Joy and Sorrow" by Zach Truboff, the author reflects on his personal experience of loss and grief after his...
24 Apr 2019
Forward Community | Can Prayer Help Us Heal? Doctors Say Yes. 16 Nov 2018
Dr. Joseph Maroon, a neurosurgeon, and medical director for the Pittsburgh Steelers, emphasizes the calming effect of prayer on patients before surgery, citi...
16 Nov 2018
Forward The Yom Kippur Fasting Experience, As Told Through GIFs 13 Sep 2018
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a significant Jewish holiday that involves fasting from sundown to sundown, accompanied by prayer and reflection. The ex...
13 Sep 2018
Tablet Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Blames 220-Pound Boulder Dislodged From Western Wall on Egalitarian ‘Quarrel-Mongers’ 24 Jul 2018
Jerusalem's deputy mayor, Dov Kalmanovich, attributed the recent falling of a 220-pound boulder from the Western Wall near an egalitarian prayer site to what...
24 Jul 2018
Tablet A Jewish World of Infinite Possibility 24 May 2018
In the 1960s, being a Jewish student meant diverse expressions of Jewish identity, from countercultural activism to celebrating Israel's victories. Havurat S...
24 May 2018
Lehrhaus Prayer in an Age of Distraction 19 Apr 2018
Prayer in an Age of Distraction discusses the challenges of maintaining focus during prayer, particularly in an era of constant digital distractions. It high...
19 Apr 2018
Lehrhaus What Time Should the Early Minyan Begin on Monday? Recognizing mi-sheyakir: Science, Technology, and Sociology 15 Dec 2017
In this essay, Yaakov Jaffe discusses the disconnect between the traditional rabbinic guidance on when to begin morning prayers and the current practices of ...
15 Dec 2017
Lehrhaus Are Modern Orthodox Jews More Comfortable with Mysticism or Anthropomorphism? 2 Oct 2017
In examining the beliefs and practices of Modern Orthodox Jews, there is a discussion around their comfort level with mysticism and anthropomorphism in Judai...
2 Oct 2017
Lehrhaus Why I Don’t Miss Shul on Yom Kippur 28 Sep 2017
The author, Leslie, used to find great meaning in attending shul on Yom Kippur, with its emotional highs and routines, feeling a sense of doing the right thi...
28 Sep 2017
Forward Forward Staffers Dish On Their Yom Kippur Food Cravings — What Are Yours? 26 Sep 2017
On Yom Kippur, a day of fasting and prayer, many struggle with food cravings despite the solemnity of the occasion. The Forward staff shared their Yom Kippur...
26 Sep 2017