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As Reform Jews, our task is to challenge America's conscience. Here, yet again, we offer words, prayers, and concrete ways to take action to prevent gun violence.

Kate Kaput
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As a Jewish preschool director just an hour north of Parkland, FL, my office has been a buzz of activity after 17 people were murdered at a local high school.

Tammy Kaiser, M.S.J.E.
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 A day of love, romance, flowers, chocolate, amorous notes, and intimate poems turned into one of hate, fear, bloodshed, tragedy, and death. 

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
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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
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Jews were "undesirable" and "filthy," said a report submitted to the House Committee on Immigration in 1924, written by the director of the United Stated Consular Service.

Ben Sales (JTA)
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Tamar and Judah can help us make everyday decisions that are framed by silence-breakers. Judah learns - and if he can, we can too. 

Rabbi Jordana Chernow-Reader
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Here are our top 10 Reform Jewish moments of the year, both positive and negative. Do you agree with our choices? What would you add? And happy new year! 

Kate Bigam Kaput
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The great Jewish philosopher Rambam taught that the law as a whole aims to defend two things: the welfare of the soul and the welfare of the body.

Allison Grossman
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Some surely ask: Why didn’t God prevent this slaughter? The answer is that God gave us free will.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
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At least 300 are dead and 125 injured after an attack on a Sufi mosque in the Northern Sinai on Friday, including at least 27 children. 

Alden Solovy

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