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The gym at our tiny YMCA in North Haven, Maine is packed every January with enthusiastic exercisers motivated by their New Year’s resolutions.
My wife and I found our seats just as Rosh HaShanah services were about to begin, preparing ourselves to engage in worship.
As the High Holidays approach, forgiveness is on all our minds.
I live in Los Angeles and have lived here for the better part of the last two years. My entire family, however, lives in Chicago.
Author of life,
Architect of creation,
Artist of earth,
Your works declare Your Holy Name.
One day on the playground, Julie pulled on Katie’s neck so hard that she began hysterically crying.
Mondays are a universally hated day. We drudge along during the week, looking forward to a couple of days of rest, only to restart the process all over again the next week.
When we open the ark in the sanctuary during the 45 minutes of quiet before Neilah, the closing prayer on Yo
My book, When a Lie Is Not a Sin: The Hebrew Bible’s Framework for Deciding (Jewish Lights), had just come out when
Learn why Tishah B'Av stands as a day to reflect on the suffering that occurs in our world.
Here are home rituals to observe Shabbat: candle lighting, and blessings over wine and challah.
Dubbed “the Torah pass” by the founding rabbi of our congregation, our rabbi has continued this emotional ritual.
Find out what was hidden under the chocolates Uncle George had packed in the summer of 1937.
The Jewish Sabbath is a time set apart to focus on what really matters: gratitude for our lives and our communities, and for the growth of the spirit.
At sundown on Friday, the Shabbat candles are lit before the blessing is recited. Here are the words and a recording to hear them sung!
Now Korach, son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, betook himself, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth--decendants of Reuben--to rise up against Moses, ... - Numbers 16:1-2
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Learn why the newest FBI annual Hate Crime Statistics Report is especially frightening,
Learn why one congregation has joined 170 others to help refugee families resettle in their area.
One of the defining questions of Jewish peoplehood in our time is: “Who is a Jew?”
How do we respond to the distorted media coverage of Israel?
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
April showers bring May flowers; prepare with a WRJ umbrella—now on sale!