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Rabbi Steven Lowenstein with Maccabiah athlete and two other people

Israel is in my bones, and has been since my first trip there in 1978. Last month, when seven members of my congregation participated in the Maccabiah Games, I had to go.

Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
The backs of two teen boys facing away from the camera with their arms around one another as in friendship

The madrichim are authority figures, to be sure, but their task pales in comparison to the army. It’s a huge cultural shift

Rabbi David Cohen
Group of teen campers outside in front of a tree

When big news develops during camp, campers and staff have space to explore the issues and share perspectives openly in communities of mutual Jewish concern.

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
View of coastal Netanya Israel with both industrial buildings and lush beaches in view

This is liberal Judaism on the edge: Flinging doors open wide to those who would otherwise be left behind. The community is a voice of Judaism that is open to all who seek it.

Rabbi Neal Gold
Full view of Western Wall and surrounding area

Reform Judaism is playing a key role in efforts to reclaim something that has for too long been seen as the exclusive preserve of the Orthodox.

Rabbi Myra Hovav
Colored pencils placed in a way such that their tips create negative space in the shape of a heart

Take your false concerns for the children of LGBTQ parents elsewhere; we're doing just fine, thank you.

Chelsea Feuchs
Group of dozens of rabbis and other Reform Jews holding Torah scrolls at the Western Wall while wearing prayer shawls

Why now? Why the onslaught of regressive, intolerant and anti-egalitarian actions? Because we are growing — and they are scared.

Chelsea Feuchs
Two smiling dark haired male police officers are the two Druze policemen who were killed in a terrorist attack near the Temple Mount

Today, on a beautiful Jerusalem morning - two Druze policemen, Haiel Sitawe, 30, and Kamil Shnaan, 22 - were slain during a terrorist attack near the Temple Mount.

Alden Solovy
Six teens walking in an open expanse of the Negev Desert

Recently, I followed 40 teens and their leaders into the Negev at the start of their discovery journey in Israel. May the experience touch their emotions and their souls.

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Blue and white glass evil eye amulets hanging together in a bundle

Imam Abdullah Antepli, a Turkish-born cleric, shares his insights on the current state of Jewish-Muslim relations in the United States.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

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