Bayit offers video “vorts” (words of Torah / teachings from Jewish tradition) offered in or translated into Spanish, designed for Cuban Jewish communities and available to Spanish-speaking Jews everywhere. This month’s offering features a teaching from Rabbi Sunny Schnitzer. The text follows the video link, in Spanish and then in English. Find this month’s video […]
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New from Bayit’s Liturgical Arts Working Group comes this offering of poetry, liturgy, and artwork for this second pandemic Pesach. This collaborative collection is available in two formats: as a downloadable PDF (suitable for printing to accompany a printed haggadah), and as a set of google slides (suitable for screenshare for Zoom or other online / streamed […]
So you’ve got a copy of Color the Omer, and you’re wondering whether there’s a “right” way to use it. Here’s an answer from illustrator Steve Silbert: If you don’t yet have a copy of Color the Omer, grab one now! Available on Amazon for $13.* *About that. We know that some are boycotting […]
Mazal tov to Bayit builders Dr. Shari Berkowitz and Steve Silbert, whose collaboration brought Color The Omer to life and into print this week. Here’s an awesome piece about the book at Sketchnote Army. And here’s a blog post about the behind-the-scenes of how the book came into being, from founding builder R. Rachel Barenblat: […]
Part of a periodic Torah series on graceful masculinity and Jewish values. וַיִּשְׁמַע הָעָם, אֶת–הַדָּבָר הָרָע הַזֶּה—וַיִּתְאַבָּלוּ; וְלֹא–שָׁתוּ אִישׁ עֶדְיוֹ, עָלָיו. The people heard this bad tiding and they mourned; and they, each man, did not put on his crown. (Exodus 33:4( When G-d created this world, it was filled with hope, possibilities, and […]
Part of a periodic Torah series on graceful masculinity and Jewish values. וְאַתָּה תְּצַוֶּה אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְיִקְחוּ אֵלֶיךָ שֶׁמֶן זַיִת זָךְ כָּתִית–לַמָּאוֹר: לְהַעֲלֹת נֵר, תָּמִיד. And you will command the Children of Israel that they shall take for you clear olive oil, crushed, for illumination, to light a lamp continually. (Exodus 27:20) Although G-d is […]
Purim retold, weaving tradition’s Book of Esther with actual transcripts from modern politics and news events ripped from the headlines. Join Rabbi David Markus and Bayit for this audiovisual remix of Purim’s timeless journey of empowerment and transformation from hate to joy and darkness to light. Trope / text mashup by R. David Markus; video […]
Part of a periodic Torah series on graceful masculinity and Jewish values. וְשַׂמְתָּ אֶת-הַשֻּׁלְחָן, מִחוּץ לַפָּרֹכֶת, וְאֶת-הַמְּנֹרָה נֹכַח הַשֻּׁלְחָן, עַל צֶלַע הַמִּשְׁכָּן תֵּימָנָה; וְהַשֻּׁלְחָן–תִּתֵּן, עַל-צֶלַע צָפוֹן. You shall place the table outside of the dividing curtain, and the Menorah opposite the table on the southern side of the Tabernacle and the table you shall place […]
New from Bayit’s Liturgical Arts Working Group comes a collection of poems, prayers, and artwork for this pandemic Purim. Here are meditations on (the) last Purim, and on our many-layered losses; poems on our world turning upside-down, on what our masks reveal, on grief and playfulness, on Esther and on Zeresh, on vengeance and its […]
Part of a periodic Torah series on graceful masculinity and Jewish values. וְאֵלֶּה, הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים, אֲשֶׁר תָּשִׂים, לִפְנֵיהֶם. And these are the judgments that you shall place before them. (Exodus 21:1) When we ask G-d for forgiveness, in our daily prayers, we bless G-d as “the gracious One who pardons abundantly”. The Zera Kodesh explains […]