More on Shabbat
As we continue to develop new ways to build community across time and distance, we must also continue to find ways to “be there” for one another.
Shalom Aleychem - Contemporary
A new arrangement of traditional liturgy welcoming the Sabbath.
A New Approach to the Rules Shaping Shabbat Practice
Congregation B’nai Israel in Willimantic, Connecticut underwent a long communal Reconstructionist process to decide on congregational rules for Shabbat practice. This is the result.
The Torah Process: How Jews Make Decisions
Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz explores the role of text study in Reconstructionist congregations’ decision-making process, with several case studies. This article is excerpted from the Guide to Jewish Practice.
A Version of Israel's Secular Shabbat -- Via a Song
The upbeat, jazzy Israeli song Shabbat Ba’boker is a Shabbat song with no reference to ritual or practice. But in a way that only an Israeli song can express, it communicates a deep sense of how joyous the Sabbath can be.
Lecha Dodi (Sheet Music)
Sheet music for a new setting of the traditional Friday night Lecha Dodi prayer.