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Closeup of a hand holding a Haggadah and a glass of wine as at a Passover seder

Are you looking for a new Haggadah for this year’s Passover seder?

Marissa Solomon
Green highway signs indicating proximity Alabama River and the town of Selma

A few weeks ago, 32 of us from my synagogue, Am Shalom in Glencoe, traveled to Atlanta, Selma, Birmingham, and Montgomery on a transformational journey led p

Kerry Leaf
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
Statue of Liberty against blue sky

In the aftermath of yet another attack on a Jewish cemetery, another round of bomb threats at JCCs, and an ever-increasing climate of fear and hostility, perhaps we can find inspiration in the poet

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
State of liberty against the sunset

Last Shabbat, we read Parashat Mishpatim, the sixth parashah in the book of Exodus.

Shelby Friedman
hands stacked one atop another in a show of support and cooperation

This week marks the halfway point in Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.

Jane E. Herman
Front of a classroom with a large chalkboard and an empty teachers desk with a laptop and school supplies

These days, I have tears in my eyes when I worry about the state of public education; I worry that we’re taking steps – leaps, even – backward.

Alexandra Gilbert
The author smiling while holding a handmade signs that reads Tempest-Tost Huddled Masses Make America Great

Some days I get so annoyed with our people – especially when we  kvetch, we groan, we complain.

Today wasn’t one of those days.

Jane E. Herman
Grove of trees with white blooms

In this moment of transition, we will celebrate a different kind of new beginning: Tu BiSh’vat, the new year for trees.

Lizzie Stein

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