For silent contemplation, or to be voiced aloud, before the Unetaneh Tokef prayer of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur: Today is an awe-some day. A day when we look inside To pray and to judge ourselves Holy One of Blessings Divine Shechinah In this year to come May each and every one of us be […]
This is a new painting by Jackie Olenick called “Breisheit” (“In The Beginning.”) It is a six-panel acrylic painting on canvas showing the six days of creation. The original is available for sale, as are fine art giclee prints on canvas (which look exactly like the original but are much more affordable.) Display a print […]
In this four-video series (three 9-minute videos and one 2-minute video), Reb Zalman (may his memory be a blessing!) speaks about the spiritual importance of the Days of Awe. Part 1: Avinu Malkeinu and Two Stories Part 2: The Holiday Cycle and Sefirot Yom Kippur = Keter Rosh Hashanah = Chochmah and Binah Pesach = Chesed […]
This Avinu Malkeinu variation can be used as a responsive reading, or read in unison, either on its own or as a bridge into davennen’ the Hebrew. Our Father, our King, teach us how to make this year a new beginning. Our Mother, our Queen, teach us how to grow from the harshness of life. Our […]
Are you looking for a liturgy for Selichot, the service of poems and prayers designed to open the heart and elevate us into the High Holiday season? Here is the service which will be used at Temple Beth-El of City Island, crafted by TBE’s associate spiritual leader David Markus. It features havdalah, ma’ariv (the prayers […]
We want to thank the entire Jewish Renewal community and our many friends and allies for the tremendous success of the Reb Zalman Tribute event in Boulder last month. The messages of gratitude, blessings and awe have been rolling in ever since the moment the event concluded.
Secrets of the 7th Day: How Everyone Can Find Renewal Through the Wisdom and Practices of the Sabbath
Sara Schley, who runs at her own breakneck speed as wife and mother of twins while leading a successful company consulting to businesses on sustainability, has found soul-saving-sanity and renewal through her family’s observance of the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat).
Most moderns live life on the run. You probably don’t need any reminder, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average American claims just 17 minutes per day to relax and think. If you’re like most Americans, you’re running out of time just reading this post. Modern life has traveled far from the […]
Our teacher, our friend, our rabbi, our exemplar, “the one who walked before the camp,” who was always ahead of us in everything, our father, sometimes even our mother, R’ Meshullam Zalman ben Shlomo ha-Kohen ve-Hayyah Gitl, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, is no longer with us on this earth. God willing, those of you who were […]
ALEPH is pleased to announce a partnership between ALEPH Alliance for Jewish Renewal and Dror Leadership High School (DHLS), beginning this January for the spring semester. Dror Leadership High School is a semester abroad program in Israel for North American students in grades 10 and 11. DLHS seek to revitalize Jewish identity for the 21st […]