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This week's Torah portion, Pinchas, includes the story of five sisters who came before Moses to chal
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.
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation recognizing one week in March as National Women’s History Week.
Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and also to commit to
In the fourth grade, I told my town’s then-mayor about my plans for when I grew up: “I want to be chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Inspired by Kwanzaa, a festival celebrated by many African Americans in which each day of the holiday (from December 26 – January 1) is dedicated to a different core principle, my family and I dedi
Nearly 40 years ago, I stood on the bimah as a bat mitzvah, the first young woman in my family to celebrate my Jewish coming of age. Its significance was totally lost on me, however.
My colleague, Rabbi Stephen Fuchs, wrote an essay about the inclusion of an orange on the seder p
Passover will soon be here, and sociologists tell us that more Jews will participate in some form of Passover seder than will participat
It’s a recurring biblical pattern: Time and again, it’s the woman who “gets it” and the man who does not.
There is much we can learn from these women, starting with Eve.
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!
These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan. - Deuteronomy 1:1
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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.
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