Below is a kavanah [meditation/intention], inspired by Women of the Wall, for prayers at the new moon. Please share for individual or congregational use on Rosh Hodesh, at the announcement of the new month or at another appropriate time.* In Solidarity/For Understanding Oh God, our God and God of our ancestors, everything we accomplish is … Continue reading As the Moon Waxes, So May Our Understanding Increase
Washington, DC's cross-community Rosh Hodesh Elul service, held on August 11, was an experiment in creating a prayer service that allows DC-area women and men from different streams of Judaism to pray together. In showing solidarity with Women of the Wall, the service exceeded expectations. Many participants found the service a great opportunity to welcome … Continue reading Do/Can We Have “Perfect Harmony” in Solidarity with WoW?
"...Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev...said to God, "Your tefillin have fallen." God's "Back" and Inter-Jewish Outreach And I will take away My hand, and thou shalt see My back. [Exod 33:23] R. Hama b. Bizana said in the name of R. Simon the Pious: This teaches that the Holy One, blessed be He, showed Moses the … Continue reading Ki Tisa: Great Source(s)
“Rabbi Akiva said: ‘Chant it every day, Chant it every day’” (San 99b). This blog invites you to consider some electronic and print "chants" as part of a daily or occasional practice of learning: Opening the Book -- different approaches to The Five Books of Moses, presented as four weekly posts following the annual Torah-reading … Continue reading Chant it everyday, Chant it everyday
Are you interested in an interdenominational exploration of Jewish prayer, especially Jewish women's prayers? The March 1, 2009, "Va'ani Tefillati/This is My Prayer" conference on Jewish Women's Prayer in New York City drew 350 participants with many more unable to attend due to space limitations. Some information about what was explored at that conference can … Continue reading MORE Jewish (Women’s) Prayer