This ceremony, meant to be performed before the blessing over the bread, encourages people to contemplate the source of their
This sweet animated video includes a brief explanation about why Jewish parents traditionally bless their children on Shabbat, as well as various
This music video features Israeli artist, Michael Ben Naim, and a woman (presumably his wife) singing his original, emotive melody for
This general blessing can be said for any friend or loved one at the Shabbat table or, in fact, at any time.
In this short recording, Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove of Park Avenue (Conservative) Synagogue in New York City blesses the children in his congregation
This short poem, written by two women – a Jewish rabbi and Muslim sheikha – calls on readers to light a candle in
This post presents the blessing for lighting the Shabbat candles on Friday night, both in its traditional format (i.e. with
In this video, Alexander Goldscheider, a Jewish Czech-born composer, performs a unique musical rendition of the blessing over the Shabbat candles.
This audio clip (the second track on the album, “Sacred Services from Israel”), demonstrates an operatic version of the blessing over
This 3:39 minute long video presents David Asher Brook’s award winning artistic representation of the mystical Ana B’Koach prayer. The artist