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The author with his husband and son

One day my son Jacob will ask how he was made, and I have the answer ready for this inevitable question: “God, science, and a whole lot of love.” Of course, there are many more details to his story

Rabbi Daniel Mikelberg
View of Madison Square Garden stage during a rock concert

It was July 2009 when I saw the face of God at Madison Square Garden.

Cantor Jamie Marx
woman with a yellow lab dog on a dock at sunset

A congregant asked me recently how I am managing.

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
Brass lock and key on wooden background

This week's Torah portion, Pinchas, includes the story of five sisters who came before Moses to chal

Rabbi Jeff Goldwasser
Six teens walking in an open expanse of the Negev Desert

“You followed me into the desert, into a land not sown.” (Jeremiah 2:2)

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Five women, seen from behind, arms raised and holding hands

In the period of wandering between the Exodus from Egypt and the entrance into the Promised Land, Moses is instructed many times to count the Israelites.

Sarah Greenberg
Woman's hand holding yad and pointing to Torah text

“Aren’t you afraid of God?” a secular Israeli asked recently. “That God will strike you for your sins?” A fascinating query, since this man wasn’t religiously observant at all.

Rabbi Elyse Frishman
Four red wooden lounge chairs facing the water on the beach

For many people, Shabbat is a distinctive day throughout every season of the year.

Jane E. Herman
Canadian and American flags flying; blue sky and white clouds in the background

In the U.S. and Canada, Independence Day is almost upon us!

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.
Israeli and rainbow flags at gay pride parade in Tel Aviv

The first time I participated in a gay pride parade was in 1981, when I marched with my mother as part of the contingent from PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

Cantor Evan Kent

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