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Here are two prayers after an earthquake struck Italy today: one for the people and one for first responders.

Alden Solovy

Having Team Refugee at the Olympic games will bring further attention to the plight of refugees worldwide, and is helping change the lives of the athletes who now have a chance to compete.

Rachel Landman

Something historic occurred last week. It was more than a simple nomination. It is nothing less than a challenge to all of us: to acknowledge our diversity and to see the Divine in each and every human being.

Rabbi Fred Guttman

Why can’t we remember what it feels like to wear a yellow star? A number? Oh, America, you're breaking my heart.

Joe Epstein

I offer this prayer of solidarity and healing after Thursday night’s Bastille Day truck attack in Nice, France.

Alden Solovy

Last week, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it.

Leo Ferguson (JTA)

For better or for worse, my son doesn’t yet know how scary this world can be – and I’m not eager to break it to him.

Rabbi Sara Y. Sapadin

On Sunday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA Championship. As a native Clevelander, I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that the terrible curse has been broken. And there's a Jewish lesson to be learned in all of it.

Rabbi Steve Mills

As a queer Jew, the solidarity I seek from other Jews is not simply ignoring the passages of Torah that are used to discriminate against LGBTQ people. I seek recognition that homophobia and transphobia actively exist in our modern Jewish community and are perversions within our interpretive tradition. I seek the acknowledgment that religion is too often used to justify discrimination against LGBTQ people.

Idit Klein (JTA)

Havdalah is a short service performed in the very narrow space that separates the holin

Stacey Zisook Robinson


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