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Crying gets a bad rap.

Rabbi Erin Polansky
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Even though the Jewish people are known as the “People of the Book,” sometimes our sacred stories can seem virtually inaccessible to us.

Rabbi Jessica Lenza
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
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As our thinking around social justice issues continues to grow, our words and actions evolve accordingly. However, the values driving our work stay the same.

Tracy Wolf
Hanging kitchen utensils

The rabbis of Pirkei Avot bring us four kinds of students, and the Mishnah goes on to compare each one to a different kitchen utensil.

Rabbi Dennis S. Ross
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Our seders should be about connecting, conversing, and asking all kinds of questions. Here are a few ways to try this out at your own seder!

Rabbi Leora Kaye
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Like blindfolded people each attempting to describe an elephant from his or her perspective, it’s not always easy to describe what Judaism is, exactly.

Cantor Ellen Dreskin

Walking into that first Introduction to Judaism class, I was nervous. For the last five years, I’d become increasingly immersed in Jewish culture, attending High Holiday services with my girlfriend's family, exchanging Hanukkah gifts, reading books on Judaism, and consulting “Rabbi Google.” Still, I felt like an outsider – self-conscious and keenly aware of my “other-ness.”

Dan Albano

As we’ve recently turned again to the beginning of our Torah, I want to address an important question: Is it true?

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
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