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Injustice written on a blackboard with the Un partially erased

As anyone with a Jewish mother can attest, guilt is a powerful tool. (Now that I’m a Jewish mother myself, I can crack that joke.) Its power often prompts us to act.

Catherine Gibson
Israeli children

I am a dreamer; tradition and faith are an important part of who I am. Going to Israel was a dream I’d had for as long as I can remember.

Holly Krakow
Fear written in red on a wall with a small hole of blue sky and white cloud behind

I’ve recently established a new morning routine. I arrive at the synagogue early – usually before anyone else – to make my rounds circling the perimeter of the building before I park.

Rabbi Gary Mazo
Martin Buber

There’s spirituality thriving in our homes, offices, and synagogues. It hides in plain sight, in our small talk, in extended conversations, and in the back-and-forth between people.

Rabbi Dennis S. Ross
sunset over the Mediterranean with Jaffa in the background

Watching the fiery sun sink quickly into the Mediterranean makes the 10,000-mile journey worthwhile. I have seen few sights as beautiful. I am not here often, but each time is a homecoming.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Hand holding globe

We who work at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism are constantly thinking about our Jewish mandate to do justice.

Shira M. Zemel
Purim mask atop the M'gillah

Purim, a Jewish holiday in late winter, celebrates Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai and how they saved the Jew

Jane E. Herman
Optimism/pessimism sign

How I am tested by the flow of time…
Every day it builds me up and tears me down…

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Little girl from behind wearing superhero cape

Long ago in Persia, before tweets and 24-hour news cycles, a royal vizier named Haman had the ear of King Achashverosh, a foolish and malleable man.

Deborah Rood Goldman
man on end of dock with sunset and moon

On July 14, 2014, my husband David and I sat down with our children to disseminate and discuss our health care advanced directives.

Rabbi Bonnie Koppell


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