"What's New" Log of previous updates
Here's a log of previous entries in the "What's New" section of the homepage, working backwards. As you can see, this log was kept carefully through the beginning of 2011. Since then it's been intermitent. Many entries have been updated over time. Last year the video of the covenant song was added to the homepage; somehow the Omer iPhone app didn't make it into the log. The entry for R. Menachem Froman zts"l has changed now that he has passed away, may his memory inspire us to do acts of kindness and peace. Note that most, but not all, of the links below should work.
~ 2/2013 Kavvanah for Bedikat Chametz on the earth and the soil. Here's a
from the Tzanzer chasidim! new dance tune
Yoram Getzler z"l was a creative force in Israeli Jewish Renewal. Listen to Yoram Getzler's instrumental versions of nigunim and piyutim . here
~ 3/2012 neohasid.org got a shout-out near the end of a NY Times article about Chulent. See our page about Chulent related to the article here!
~ 1/2011 Waking Up the Chamets! – A strange rule about Chamets can teach us profound lessons.
Shalom Aleichem — a new song from Debbie Friedman, t'hei nishmatah b'gan eden.
Da Lekha for Tu Bishvat rerecorded. Please say prayers for Rabbi Menachem Froman. Read more about him here.
Midrash on Noah and the Preservation of Species – PDF with Study Guide. Kashroots: Noah and the Kosher Laws.
Y'kum Purkan Lish'maya: A prayer for the earth ~ Something we need now more than ever.
2/25/2010 A reference sheet on the Sefirot from Dr. Eliezer Siegel.
Purim ~ A few Torahs and songs. Plus the Apparition of the Holy Virgin Esther, which you can see right on this page. [Now moved to Purim section] All praise to the Holy One! [entries for what's new log from Rosh 2009–Tu Bishv'at 2010 were not recorded]
1/7/2009 Everything about Tu Bish'vat on neohasid, including a seder plan, text study sheet, and update on the JNF.
12/26/2008 A prayer for Inauguration, based on the voting prayer.
11/18/2008 Israel demolished the straw-bale eco-mosque built by Jews, Moslems and Christians together on Christmas.
I would like to dedicate the prayer for voting to the memory of Grace Paley, one of my rebbes. May her dynamic presence and political savvy inspire us to action.
11/2/2008 Everything about Chanukah on Neohasid!
10/6/2008 A prayer for voting, revised for the 2008 election. This prayer was covered in Associated Press, MSNBC, JTA, Forward, NJN and lots of blogs!
Everything Sukkot is including a here how-to guide for a simple sukkah, ushpizin, and Torah about the holiday.
9/25/2008 An updated , and an updated Hu Ya'aneinu for Yom Kippur eve , for 5769. Al Chet for the environment
8/5/2008 The High Holidays on Neohasid, including a Hatarat Nedarim from Reb Zalman, a Chabad tune for Hayom, and a dance nigun for G'mar Chasimah Tovah.
7/1/2008 Everything related to Tisha B'Av: Download 2008 Eikhah with linear English and Hebrew; Reb Zalman's Nachamu, Richard Kaplan's Kinah for Gan Eden, reflections on Israel and Tisha B'Av.
6/15/2008 Human Rights and Ecology ~ an intro and link to Reb Duvid's article in Tikkun Reb Zalman's ~ for my father Bati LeGani For Tisha B'Av: A complete translation of Eikhah with Hebrew; Reb Zalman's Nachamu
5/22/08 | The Rebbe's Ohel Whose hat? Lag B'Omer + Rainbow Day
5/5/2008 Blessing the Fruit Trees
4/30/2008 The Giving Tree for Yom Ha'atzma'ut
4/16/2008 for Yom Hashoah Dremlen Feygl How to count the Omer!
3/18/2008 "Liberation and the Land"
2/3/2008 Pirim* (Purim) Sameach! Happy Purim and Equinox!
You are listening to "Die Ganze Magilla Nigun" sung by Reb Elimelech's choir.
A bissel Torah from Izhbitz and the song Shoshanat Yaakov. You are listening to Eve Ilsen singing Tante Devorah's Nigun
1/8/2008 Happy Rosh Chodesh to you and to the Trees!
Tu Bish'vat Resources, including the One-page Haggadah recently published in JPS' holiday series
12/7/2007 On the Kabbalah Centre. You are listening to a version of "Ana BeKhoach" used for meditating on the candles of Chanukah A brokhah from Reb Naftali Citron for Chanukah
For Chanukah: on "Mi Yimalel", meditating on the candles, why we spin the Dreidel, and an index Chanukah songs and Torah (this will grow over the chag, iy"h!)
Aldo Leopold's , Land Ethic Maimonides and ecology, seeking proposals for Rainbow day, and eco-Kabbalah. Go to for lots more StoptheFlood! Eco-Torah!
Revised links pages, sorted, expanded and sifted.
9/21/2007 An expanding glossary. Also, "The Chakras and the Sefirot".
Ushpizin: Inviting the mothers to your sukkah
New page with links to everything on Neohasid.org related to egalitarianism, including new liturgy for Geshem and for the Avot blessing. High Holidays: ...and now: a Rebbesoul Avinu Malkeinu, plus more.
Basics: An intro to Kabbalah...
Indexes: By holiday or shabbat use, by genre, and by Chasidic lineage.
Eco-Torah: See the index page of the "StoptheFlood!" section.
9/12/2007 Don't leave NeoHasid without listening to Dovid Din's Shir Hama'alot.
May you be inscribed for life and love. May all our relations from all walks of life (four-legged, many-legged, finned, by belly, wing, cilia, xylem, rhizome, etc.), be inscribed for life, sustenance and abundance.
High Holidays: Adam Yesodo, Avinu Malkeinu (Chabad, both sung and instrumental), an environmental Al Chet, an egalitarian Hu Y'aaneinu, a teaching on Avinu Malkeinu, reflections on Tashlikh, Clapping for God!, more.
Basics: An intro to Kabbalah, and a glossary. Several new pages on Kabbalah have been added: on the Sefirot, on creation, on important themes in Kabbalah, and on terms for light, awakening, etc.
7/2007 Grace Paley died August 25 in Thetford VT. She was an extraordinary woman, teacher, and truthteller. Aleha Shalom. LISTEN TO STREAMING AUDIO of five recently added songs
Dispatches from the Future of Yiddishkeit
Chulent, the extraordinary weekly gathering of X-O's, haredim and others exploring the "handbreadth" between heaven and earth
12/4/2006 Jennifer Bleyer's article on Chulent, from The New York Times
11/07/2006 Transforming Jewish culture –
the art of Karen Liebowitz. Add your two cents - use the comments field below each page.
8/21/2006 A PRAYER FOR VOTING—Don't just vote – do something! This prayer is about making your vote an act of personal commitment to change.
8/4/2006 Some new Breslov nigunim, using the new equipment!
Beautiful Struggles (links to sites about people's struggles with Chasidus and Yiddishkeit) and our wish list for specific things you can contribute to NeoHasid Log of previous "what's new" lists.