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When my mother was born in the Polish town of Dabrowa Gornicza in 1921, her Hasidic parents sought their rebbe’s advice on how to protect their infant from the sword of malach-hamavet
As I was getting ready to run errands at lunchtime one day this week, I said to a colleague, “I’m running out for a few Mother’s Day cards.”
With its focus on freedom, Passover is a perfect time to incorporate modern-day social justice issues into the retelling o
The mezuzot (plural of mezuzah) snuggle next to one another in a ceramic bowl like a litter of newborn puppies seeking each othe
For 30 years, I was a congregational rabbi.
My foray into Judaism came unexpectedly with a gift from my mother – a menorah. My grandmother's father was Jewish, but none of our family members after him was raised Jewish.
Scouting promotes so many values we want for our daughter: love of nature, respect for the environment, equality and teamwork, and responsibility for our fellow humans.
Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, senior rabbi of Beth Haverim Shir Shalom in Mahwah, N.J., attributes his passion for social justice to his youth group and Jewish cam
On Rosh HaShanah, I asked our congregation this question: “Who do we want to be in this new year?”
I thought I invented the word until I Googled it and discovered it already exists.
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!