Tag: jewish ritual

A New Set of Rituals for Abortion and Pregnancy Loss

If rituals give us context to mark transitions and liturgy gives us the language to describe them, there is a whole set of transitions and experiences historically ignored within Jewish tradition. 

What Tahara Can Teach Us

During a Tahara, the Jewish ritual for sanctifying a body after death, we wash the body in a continuous stream of water, we engage in spacious silence, and we recite words which affirm the inherent goodness of every soul, every life an entire world.