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I pray that this pandemic may be lifted speedily from this planet – and when it is, may we be able to look back without shame at the way we behaved and how we treated one another.

Rabbi Jack Riemer
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From Torah to telling stories, intersectionality to Israel, here are five podcasts to help you engage with your Judaism from home.


Melissa Bendell
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Do you know about all the great Jewish educational videos available from our partners at BimBam? Here are a few ideas for “homeshuling” your kids during this time.

Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal and Stephanie Fink
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The coronavirus-compelled communal self-quarantine felt vaguely familiar: Here we are bamidbar (back in the wilderness), reliving Numbers, when Miriam becomes infected with a scaly, white, and highly contagious skin condition. But we’ve gotten through it before, and we will now, too.

Rabbi Paul Kipnes
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Though handwashing in the medical realm is relatively modern, handwashing in the religious world is decidedly ancient.

Rabbi Alex Kress
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Just like that, I’d committed to reading a page of Talmud every day and formed a group of more than 1,000 women, which has become one of the kindest, most welcoming and respectful places I’ve experienced on the internet.

Rabbi Elisa F. Koppel, RJE
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Looking for your new favorite listen? We're excited to share that Israel's Anat Hoffman has launched a new podcast, "ANATomy: Exploring the Heart and Bones of Israel."

Kate Bigam Kaput
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This past weekend in Selma, we, a group of white, upper middle-class Jews, allowed ourselves to learn about the past in new ways, acknowledging some of the worst deeds we have ever done.

Rabbi Allison Berry
Rabbi Angela Buchdahl speaking at an interfaith prayer vigil at Central Synagogue in New York City
Rabbi Angela Buchdahl speaking at an interfaith prayer vigil on Oct. 30, 2018, at the Central Synagogue in New York City for victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting. (Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Here’s a look back at 10 huge developments from the past 10 years that have changed the makeup and lifestyles of Jewish Americans.

JTA Staff
Group photo of Rabbi Paul Kipnes speaking to a group of teenagers in front of the Its a Small World ride at Disneyland

On my trip to Disneyland, I missed Papa intensely as we rode through the brightly colored, musical attraction, but our seventh graders filled the boat with so much singing and laughing that made it uplifting in a way that Papa would have appreciated.

Rabbi Paul Kipnes


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