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…