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Jewish students sitting on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC by candlelight

“A good week, a week of peace. May gladness reign and joy increase…”

Kate Bigam
Hands holding a small and fragile globe against a white background

As a Reform Jew, I never felt called to fast on Tishah B’Av.

Rabbi Ilana Schachter
woman with a yellow lab dog on a dock at sunset

A congregant asked me recently how I am managing.

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
Feet and ankles of a person lying in a hammock

Shabbat is a radical, transformative idea.

Rabbi Ruth Adar
Two surfers in the Mediterranean in Israel

Four years ago, I made aliyah from Los Angeles to Jerusalem.

Cantor Evan Kent
Group of people each holding an oversized puzzle piece of a different color

One hallmark of Reform Judaism is our commitment to speak out and advocate on critical issues of social justice.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Tallit (prayer shawl) as chuppah (wedding canopy) in the woods

Seven weeks after the Exodus from Egypt, the Children of Israel stood at the foot of Mount Sinai and prepared to encounter God.

Rabbi Jordana Schuster Battis
Sunlight shining on outstretced arms/hands

On Shavuot we celebrate receiving the Torah. How are we to understand divine revelation?

Daniel Reisel, Ph.D.
Horse drawn cart in mid-1940s omer festival on Israeli kibbutz

Ear of grain in the field, bowed in the wind
from the weight of its seed, which is great…
Arise, o arise,
look, children of the villages. 

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald

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