Introducing Shirei Mishkan HaN...

Jun 8, 2015 by

I remember the first moments that I sat in the sanctuary at Temple Beth El of Great Neck and heard my cantor, Barbara Ostfeld, sing...

read more

The Hebrew Types of Mishkan Ha...

Jun 2, 2015 by

We are pleased to share a post from guest-blogger Scott-Martin Kosofsky, who was the designer of Mishkan HaNefesh. Type design in the...

read more

It Is Up to Us: An Alternative...

May 12, 2015 by

There I was, standing next to the Palestinian man when I said “Thank God I’m not like you.”  But it felt wrong and degrading.  While...

read more

Inside Mishkan HaNefesh: Doing...

May 11, 2015 by

At one point in the Harry Potter series, Dumbledore lets Harry know that there will come a time when he has to choose between what is...

read more

Inside Mishkan HaNefesh: A Let...

May 11, 2015 by

What follows is a hypothetical letter written after this coming Yom Kippur to myself. Dear Myself from Three Months Ago, As I munch...

read more

Why Is the Shofar Service in T...

May 8, 2015 by

With Mishkan HaNefesh now close to being published, the decision regarding the Shofar sections made by the editors many years ago,...

read more

Mishkan HaNefesh: A Gateway to...

May 1, 2015 by

Last week at Temple Israel in New York City, we received a very special, exciting package in the mail.  We opened the box—and there...

read more

Using Mishkan HaNefesh in a Re...

Oct 30, 2014 by

When I received access to the pre-publication CCAR  trial machzor Mishkan Hanefesh for use at the Lincolnwood Place retirement home...

read more