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Young children gathered around watching a woman read from a Torah scroll

Just as it is inaccurate to paint all progressive Jews with a broad brush, the same is true for Haredim, traditionally observant or ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Chelsea Feuchs
Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi leading worship services at camp

We interview Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D., the author of numerous books, articles, and Torah commentaries. 

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Menu from the Trefa Banquet

There is no question that treif was served at the Highland House banquet, but 135 years later there are still a number of historical questions that need to be addressed.

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.
Rabbi Rick Jacobs and Rabbi Aaron Panken, z"l

Remembering his colleague, friend, and an extraordinary, brilliant human being, Rabbi Rick Jacobs delivered this eulogy at the funeral of Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, z”l.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
The two men and two women representing the Class of the 100th Israeli Reform Rabbi

Exciting news! This week, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion will ordain the 100th Israeli Reform rabbi.

Kate Bigam Kaput
Three people, each holding a different sign in front of their face: one depicting Islam (crescent and star), one Christianity (cross), and one Judaism (Star of David)

Something special is going on in this class: Youth and middle age. Muslim, Christian, and Jew. Arab and Israeli. Secular and religious.

Alden Solovy
American flag on a flagpole with the photo taken from below

The advent of each new administration calls for the broad re-creation of our country every four to eight years. Such moments of re-creation offer an opportunity to learn from the biblical creation story itself.

Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D.
Swastika spraypainted on Reform seminary sign

Yesterday, someone drew a swastika on the sign-box outside of Klau Library on the Cincinnati campus of the Reform seminary. I am outraged and sickened and saddened. But I am not speechless.

Stacey Zisook Robinson

So far, my time in Israel has been filled with more questions than answers. One of the things I’m most excited about this year is the opportunity to live in Israel, to experience daily life here, and to ask as many questions as possible (and learn to be comfortable living without easy answers). My experiences here so far have given me a taste of what Progressive Judaism in Israel looks like.

Deborah Goldberg
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