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The Sabbath Queen: A Poem by Hayim Nahman Bialik

The Sabbath Queen: A Poem by Hayim Nahman Bialik

This post presents the Hebrew, English and transliterated text of “Sabbath Queen,” a poem by Israel’s national poet, Hayim Nahman

A Prayer Before One’s Aliyah to the Torah

A Prayer Before One’s Aliyah to the Torah

This post presents an original prayer which was written by Rabbi Jill Hammer to be recited by an individual or

Art in Motion: The Ana B’Koach Prayer Video

Art in Motion: The Ana B’Koach Prayer Video

This 3:39 minute long video presents David Asher Brook’s award winning artistic representation of the mystical Ana B’Koach prayer. The artist

The First American Bat Mitzvah: A Personal Account

The First American Bat Mitzvah: A Personal Account

In this article, Judith Kaplan Eisenstein shares a personal account of her Bat Mitzvah, the first Bat Mitzvah ceremony celebrated in

Reconstructionist Torah Reading Blessings in ASL

Reconstructionist Torah Reading Blessings in ASL

In this video, Rabbis Darby Leigh and Roni Handler demonstrate how to sing and sign the Reconstructionist version of the blessing before

Aliyah to the Torah vs. Aliyah to Israel

Aliyah to the Torah vs. Aliyah to Israel

In this post from Chabad.org, Rabbi Yossi Lew explains why the term “aliyah” is used to describe both being called

A Woman Describes Her First Aliyah to the Torah

A Woman Describes Her First Aliyah to the Torah

In this personal article, Lauren Hamburger relays her first experience of being called up to the Torah for an aliyah,

Attend Reform Shabbat Services Online

Attend Reform Shabbat Services Online

This link takes you to the official website of the Reform movement, where you can view live streams and recorded

A Kabbalat Shabbat Poem About the Stillness of Evening

A Kabbalat Shabbat Poem About the Stillness of Evening

This poem by Ruth F. Brin describes the stillness and silence of the transition into evening, as reflected in the physical world, human

A Kabbalat Shabbat Poem About Transitions

A Kabbalat Shabbat Poem About Transitions

This poem by Rabbi Annie Lewis explores the cyclical, evolving nature of the physical world and human beings, focusing on the transition into

Rituals for Turning Off Devices Before Shabbat

Rituals for Turning Off Devices Before Shabbat

This post by Elana Bell presents a short blessing and a list of actions to add spiritual intention to the

An Illustrated Kabbalat Shabbat Siddur

An Illustrated Kabbalat Shabbat Siddur

This link opens up “An Illustrated Kabbalat Shabbat Siddur with Drawings by Daniel Nebenzahl,” a Hebrew siddur for adults full

The King and Queen in the Field: Reimagining a God Metaphor in Elul (Article & Poem)

The King and Queen in the Field: Reimagining a God Metaphor in Elul (Article & Poem)

The article and poem by Alden Solovy explore two traditional metaphors of God – the harsh King often seen throughout Bible,

Ana B’Ko’ach: A Musical Kabbalistic Meditation with On-Screen Text

Ana B’Ko’ach: A Musical Kabbalistic Meditation with On-Screen Text

This 6:26 minute long video produced by The Kabbalah Center provides deep mystical meditations based on the Kabbalistic secrets hidden within

Reb Zalman’s Shabbat Afirmations

Reb Zalman’s Shabbat Afirmations

The following prayer comes from the “Siddur Tehillat HaShem Yidaber Pi — Sabbath Evening Supplement” by Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi,