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My first Yiddish lesson in Israel did not go well - but an unlikely friendship with Yisroel, a Haredi restaurateur, saved the day.
By law, all Israelis over 16 years old are required to carry their ID card around, anytime, anywhere. The card is smaller than a passport.
Going into summer 2013, I knew that it would be my last summer at URJ Camp George, a Reform Jewish summer camp in Ontario, Canada - at least for a littl
One of the great paradoxes of being an American Reform Jew who chose to make aliyah (move to Israel) is that the whole concept of majority and minority is turned on its head.
Every family has its stories. They're the ones told so many times that you know all the details even if you weren't actually there. This is one of mine.
Last week, Israel welcomed 338 new citizens who arrived on a charter flight from New York City.
My husband introduced me to techina (tahini), a staple found in most Israeli kitchens, as soon as we made aliyah in October 1992.
I realize now that when I grew up, even though I acted like I was on autopilot, cruising through the days of my life, I was truly like a sponge absorbing the example that my mother, of blessed memo
As I hiked along the trail, I was amazed by the silence. There is something quietly powerful about walking in the steps of others. Who were these people? Where are they now? Are they happy?
A convert -- also a Reform rabbi -- is saddened, but not surprised that Israel is questioning Orthodox conversions.
Read and listen to the blessings for Shabbat.
Live and recorded Shabbat services are available for viewing.
So exactly how did Steve Cook find himself running successful, Jewishly influenced restaurants?
When Gabe Fuschillo became a bar mitzvah, it was the first bar mitzvah in his family in 100 years.
Daryl Messinger asked her audience to finish the sentence: "Because of the Reform Movement..." See what they had to say!
Whether you’re a member or a visitor, familiarity with synagogue etiquette will help you get the most from your experience.
The Eternal One spoke to Moses: "Take a census of the Gershonites also, by their ancestral house and by their clans." - Numbers 4:21-22
Want to explore Reform Judaism but have no in-person opportunities to study? This class is for you! Register now.
Our sacred texts force us to confront our tradition's long history of gender-based violence.
Temple Emanuel of Greensboro, N.C., has passed a congregational resolution on a contemporary issue.
Natalie Portman is far from the only Israeli-in-America success story. Meet 7 more!
My first Yiddish lesson didn't go well — but an unlikely friendship saved the day.
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Show your WRJ pride with this zippered canvas bag. Features the phrase "Well-behaved women rarely make history" and the WRJ logo.