For understanding the depth of Kaddish, for honoring Creation, for including people who are not Jewish, for when you can find ten people but not ten Jews to support saying Kaddish.
Learn about the structure of Yedid Nefesh, what it means, and how liturgy works. Most siddurim
include Yedid Nefesh, but if yours doesn't, you can also open and print a one page pdf
based on Siddur Chaverim Kol Yisrael
Use this haggadah to unlock the mysteries and hidden structure of the seder. Based on the Beit Midrash Ruach v'Lev session on "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Haggadah".
On the earth and soil and afra d'ara
Each day between the beginning of Passover and Shavuot gets counted, 49 days in all, 7 weeks of seven days. Here are the words we say and some of the meaning behind the ritual.
An all-English simple haggadah for Tu Bishvat with intro.
When King David disturbs the foundation stone of the world, the waters of the t'hom
, the abyss, rise up through the breach King David has made, threatening to destroy the world
A reference list of symbols for the Sefirot.
Study, for many days or for one seder, some of the great Jewish and Kabbalistic texts on fruit, trees and the earth.
Y'kum Purkan Lish'maya
: A prayer for the earth, for use in your synagogue, minyan, or havurah; for Earth Day, Rainbow Day
, Shabbat Noach, Shabbat Behar/Bechukotai, everyday.
iPhone app to count the Omer!!!
Once in 28 years – that's how often this blessing comes around. Here's a liturgy we used that weaves together Kabbalah and deep ecology, along with links to more resources.
From the 16/17th century seder manual, P'ri Eitz Hadar
, based on the Kabbalah of the four worlds. The original seder calls on us to bring blessing to all creation.
God Answered the Mothers too! Hu Ya'aneinu
, "God will answer us", with verses for the mothers and the fathers together. PDF with linear Hebrew and English.
A liturgy for the old custom of being released from vows before Rosh Hashanah, from Reb Zalman.
The original Jewish earth prayers
For the sin of destroying God's creation...
Downloadable, printable Lamentations for use on Tish'a B'Av
, in PDF and Davkawriter formats, with linear translation and an afterword on theodicy and theology
has been resurrected on opensiddur.org. Get the pdf of his ecletic English translation of Lamentations with trop!
Richard Kaplan's eco-lament for Tisha B'Av
A liturgy for the day before Lag B'omer leading into Lag B'omer, related to global warming and the flood of Noah, which began on the 17th of Iyyar.
Once a year there is Jewish custom is to say a special blessing on flowering fruit trees. It happens in spring, especially during the Omer, but it's also a good teaching for Tu Bish'vat. You'll also find some other good tree texts here.
Imagine a Jewish practice which has the purpose of restoring all the species and creatures, and all the sparks they contain, to the fullness of blessing.
A nigun for Ana Bekhoach for meditating on the Chanukah candles.
One of the most anti-religious songs ever sung in a synagogue...
The prayer for rain: Mark and Reb Simcha's geshem piyut
for the mothers.
A way to add the imahot
to the first blessing of the Amidah
that is both more explicitly feminist and more halakhically conservative.
A liturgy that includes the imahot
, the mothers, seems not only good but imperative.
Clapping for God!
If you can't pray in a voting booth, where can you pray? And where would you need more to pray?
Links to some Wikipedia articles on Hasidism and Neo-Hasidism, with a description of some future projects. Please write in with additions!
What is Ana Bekhoach; how to use it in shul; download and print out the text, and more.