The kernel of the idea was: wouldn’t it be great to have a beautiful, meaningful, comprehensive and creative siddur for Shabbat — featuring all of the liturgy we know and […]
About Rachel Barenblat
This author has yet to write their bio.
Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Rachel Barenblat contributed a whooping 237 entries.
I am the mom of the spunky kids, The “extra” kids, The special kids, The misbehaving and noisy kids. They get to thrive And be a brightly burning flame Because […]
Part of an ongoing series that explores Torah through an ethic of social justice and building a world worthy of the Divine. Concerns about justice and rightness are top headlines […]
The second blessing of the Amidah speaks to a God of gevurah: strength, heroism, boundaries, power. This blessing names God as the One Who enlivens the dead (or the deadened, […]
Here are three resources for Tisha b’Av — one new for this year, the other two reprised but hopefully still meaningful. What Gets Me Not just the litany of […]
Every summer the Bayit board gathers for a retreat. There are board meetings, of course. There are big-picture conversations about what we’re building, how we’re building it, whom […]
It’s Shabbat Hazon, the “Shabbat of Vision.” This Shabbat gets its name from tomorrow morning’s Haftarah, in which Isaiah describes a vision of calamities that will befall Jerusalem and […]
Part of an ongoing series that explores Torah through an ethic of social justice and building a world worthy of the Divine “Injustice anywhere is a threat to […]
How could one little doily mean so much? Growing up what we might now call Conservadox, it was pretty clear. Boys and men wore kippot; married (and widowed and divorced) […]
The first blessing of the Amidah names God as “God of” Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and in liberal Jewish spaces, also God of Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah. What does […]