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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
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

I first learned about Tu B’Av during the summer I began rabbinical school in 1996.

Rabbi Susan N. Shankman

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

Many of today’s North American Jews can trace their family roots to the vast expanse in between Vitebsk, Belarus, and Khabarovsk, Russia.

Dr. Alex Kagan

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

Today the Union for Reform Judaism is engaged in a variety of activities that include theReligious Action Center,


Pre-Shabbat in Jerusalem is digestion time.

Juliana Schnur
Rabbi Joshua ben Perachiah says: Make for yourself a rabbi, and acquire for yourself a friend, and give every person the benefit of the doubt.
Rabbi Marc Rosenstein


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