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Two weeks ago, Charlotte’s Briar Creek Church was a victim of arson. It is less than three and half miles from my home.

Rabbi Judith Schindler

Most of us go an entire lifetime never feeling real hunger.

By Karen Wallace Lipson

When I was in first grade, a classmate asked me, “Are you Christmas or Hanukkian?” My response was, “I am more than Hanukkian. I am Jewish.”

Alexandra Gilbert

I wore a button-down, tea-length peach dress with shoulder pads. My mother convinced me that it looked elegant, and that the matching peach tights really completed my look.

Cantor Aviva Marer

We were still wiping the tears of laughter from our eyes from the annual women’s retreat skit that had brought the house down just minutes before.

Julie Bressler

About a month ago, I walked along a street in Memphis with 11 teens from my congregation, a chaperone and our educator, Brad Cohen.

Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen

Twenty-five years ago, I interviewed six rabbinic students at the New York campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion "to find out what's on the

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

Last Wednesday, the Washington Post

Sarah Greenberg

Today's North American Reform synagogues have increasingly begun to rethink and attempt to reinvigorate the contemporary practice of ba

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman

When someone asked a friend of mine what his daughter enjoys most about living in Israel, he explained that she loves the way the country’s secular rhythms synch seamlessly with religious time in a

Jane E. Herman


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