Velveteen Rabbi

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

Open My Lips

A collection of Jewish liturgical prayer, coming soon from Ben Yehuda Press! This volume of contemporary liturgical poetry is both a poetry collection and an aid to devotional prayer. This … Continue reading

February 3, 2015

Days of Awe

Introducing… Days of Awe a machzor / high holiday prayerbook for the Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe / High Holidays) edited and assembled in the transdenominational spirit of Jewish Renewal … Continue reading

February 3, 2015

Waiting to Unfold

Waiting to Unfold Phoenicia Publishing, 2013. Waiting to Unfold offers an unflinching and honest look at the challenges and blessings of early parenthood. Poet and rabbi Rachel Barenblat wrote one … Continue reading

February 3, 2015

70 faces

70 faces / Torah poems Phoenicia Publishing, 2011 Each of the poems in 70 Faces arose in conversation with the Five Books of Moses. These poems interrogate, explore, and lovingly … Continue reading

February 3, 2015

Velveteen Rabbi’s Haggadah for Pesach

The Story Behind The Haggadah This haggadah grew out of my desire for a seder text which cherishes the tradition and also augments that tradition with contemporary poetry, moments of … Continue reading

February 3, 2015


See Me: Elul Poems Velveteen Rabbi Press, 2015 The lunar month of Elul (leading up to the Days of Awe / Jewish high holidays) is a time for self-examination, contemplation, … Continue reading

February 3, 2015


¬†ALEPH: the Alliance for Jewish Renewal is a worldwide effort to fully embrace a contemporary egalitarian Judaism as a profound spiritual practice and social transformer, reaching beyond religious boundaries and … Continue reading

February 2, 2015