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We can do better than this. We must do better than this. But it will take all of us to be brave and to speak up.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Dictionary page with highlighted entry for anti-Semite

Although anti-Semitic attitudes have remained consistent, anti-Semitic incidents have been on the rise since 2015. Learn more from the head of the ADL.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
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Learn how Steve Cook, from a family that includes numerous Reform rabbis and Jewish connections, found himself running successful Jewish-influenced restaurants.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
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Learn why Dan Libenson, founder and president of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future, is calling for disruptive innovation in Jewish life.
 

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Convention hall full of people during Biennial Shabbat worship service

Invariably, Biennial delegates say that one of the high points is praying together with 5,000 Reform Jews. Learn what’s in store for Shabbat at the upcoming Biennial.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Chef and restaurateur Michael Solomonov

I caught up with Chef Michael Solomonov, James Beard Award-winner for best Mid-Atlantic chef, to talk about the defining influences that shaped his career as a chef.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Statue of Paul Revere atop a horse

Read what Jonathan D. Sarna, a distinguished historian of American Judaism, has to say about Boston’s Jewish community – from the 17th century through today.

 

 

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
whole roast chicken on a plate encircled by roasted carrots and Brussels sprouts

Learn how two young people’s passion for old world Jewish food inspired them to attempt to spark an Ashkenazi culinary renaissance.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Assorted hamsas in a marketplace

Rabbi Sarah Bassin is the former executive director of New Ground, a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to transforming the ways Jews and Muslims interact. 

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Backgammon board, playing discs, and dice

Unforeseen events as a teen found me playing backgammon with two young Arab men in Jerusalem’s Old City. That evening led to my rabbinical studies and so much more.

Rabbi Reuven Firestone

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