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On Simchat Torah, as we read the final portion of the Torah and immediately beginning again, what can the blessings to the Israelites teach us about our world today?

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This poem was written by a freelance writer, dreamer, and poet who is currently exploring the story of her Jewish ancestry and identity.

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Created in the Divine image, we are obligated to take care of the sacred gift of our bodies by watching how we treat them, what we do to them, and what we put into them.

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It’s wonderful and deep that on Yom Kippur, the section of the Torah read in many Reform congregations commands us to choose life. How, exactly, does one choose life?