May 15, 2012 7:08pm
If we study the Torah the way a child plays with a toy — repeatedly and open to the possibility of discovering something remarkable — then perhaps we can discover something remarkable.
March 28, 2012 6:00pm
The seder experience requires us to be engaged storytellers, not passive participants. After all, the Haggadah states, “all who expound upon the Passover story shall be praised.”
December 12, 2011 5:22pm
Chanukah means dedication, so it’s a great time to do a little rededication of our Jewish lives. Classic and contemporary Chanukah music can help.
October 5, 2011 6:15pm
“Sukkot happy” is a bit different from the kind of happy that our post-modern culture espouses. Here is a plan with seven steps to help you get there.
September 27, 2011 1:27pm
The phrase “I’m sorry” kicks off a process of profound self-transformation, so this High Holidays season, let it be your “year of the apology,” Dasee Berkowitz writes.
April 2, 2011 2:08am
Expanding the notion of the Passover tale by letting the righteous women of the Exodus story lead the way.
March 15, 2011 7:08pm
Purim is the “upside-down” holiday, so consider performing its mitzvahs in new, unusual ways.
November 28, 2010 10:19pm
Give of yourself this Chanukah season on each night of the holiday, Jewish life-cycle consultant Dasee Berkowitz suggests.
October 19, 2010 9:57pm
Some folks in the Jewish community decry the rise in “privatized Judaism.” From a Jewish institutional perspective, this makes perfect sense. The bar or bat mitzvah celebration that takes place outside of the synagogue; the wedding officiated by friends of the couple without a rabbi present; couples who create their own wedding ceremony mixing Jewish…
September 22, 2010 9:48pm
As a Jewish life cycle consultant who guides couples and families toward creating meaningful ceremonies, I am presented with all sorts of creative, sometimes puzzling requests from couples planning their weddings. One client had a particularly interesting request — a Jewish wedding ceremony that left God out of it. Both members of the couple are…