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It's a conversation I had had hundreds of times in my 44 years as a Jewish educator. However, this time was different: It was with my son.
It is a blessing to stand side by side with other rabbis, cantors, priests, imams, and pastors, to demonstrate our commitment to achieving a more just and compassionate immigration system.
I always find interfaith encounters provide myriad ways to evaluate and deepen my own faith and who better to learn about the Koran than one who has never read it?
To welcome the stranger is to make our homes, congregations, and countries places of refuge for all. But what about welcoming the stranger into our hearts?
We agreed that we wanted to find ways to continue our relationship and engage in dialogue, so we started brainstorming ideas for future get-togethers.
For the first time in history, we knew in advance that the winner of the 2016 presidential election would have a Jewish son-in-law – Marc Mezvinsky or Jared Kushner.
URJ Biennials are filled with lots of big moments, but sometimes the magic – and the most important lessons – are in the small ones.
Sometimes we create our own traditions, sometimes we carry on a tradition we inherit, and sometimes a tradition can come from unexpected places.
We are fortunate that Reform Judaism makes it possible for us to embrace all who step into Jewish life and endeavor to create sacred space for those they love.
This new year, I’m studying Arabic to be able to converse with Palestinians in Israel and the West Bank, augmenting my lifelong caring relationship with Israel.
Learn about the Shabbat customs, traditions, and practices observed in synagogues and Jewish communities throughout the world.
Inspiration for all your gift-giving needs - with an emphasis on tikkun olam, the repair of the world.
Keep this recipe for the iconic Jewish dish handy for your next Shabbat dinner.
A rabbi shares his personal experience of finding his spiritual home.
Learn the blessing for placing a mezuzah on the doorposts of your house.
If you're curious about Judaism, thinking of converting, or know someone who is, here are some excellent resources to learn more about Judaism.
Jacob lived in the land of Egypt for 17 years; Jacob's days--the years of his life--were 147. - Genesis 47:28
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Here are three ways to work for immigrant justice.
There's a deep relationship between Judaism and social action.
Learn why Anat Hoffman fights for women's rights in Israeli society.
Mattan loves his homeland while disagreeing with its government.
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Show your WRJ pride with this zippered canvas bag. Features the phrase "Well-behaved women rarely make history" and the WRJ logo.