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As Reform Jews, our task is to challenge America's conscience. Here, yet again, we offer words, prayers, and concrete ways to take action to prevent gun violence.

Kate Kaput
Little girl hugging her father while holding a teddy bear

As a Jewish preschool director just an hour north of Parkland, FL, my office has been a buzz of activity after 17 people were murdered at a local high school.

Tammy Kaiser, M.S.J.E.
Red paper lanterns hanging over a street at twilight

My father is fond of reminding my family of how lucky we are to be Chinese and Jewish. “Three New Year celebrations means three chances for a fresh start!

Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin
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 A day of love, romance, flowers, chocolate, amorous notes, and intimate poems turned into one of hate, fear, bloodshed, tragedy, and death. 

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
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It is a mitzvah to keep our bodies safe. It is a mitzvah to protect the bodies of others.

Rabbi Ruth Adar
Single layer chocolate cake with colorful sprinkles sitting on a plate atop a table covered in confetti

We've rounded up our best, chocolatiest recipes, all with Jewishly inspired origins, for you to whip up in your own kittchen. 

Kate Kaput
Senator Tammy Duckworth greets smiling advocates in attendance at Jewish Disability Advocacy Day in Washington DC

I am so grateful for the experience I had at JDAD 2018, and I am inspired by the unique approach the Jewish community takes to advocacy on these complex issues.

Sylvia Levy
Reading from the Indonesian Jewish community's new Torah scroll

Learn how Indonesia’s Jewish community – spread across six islands spanning nearly 3000 kilometers – recently tripled the number of Torahs available in the country.

Rabbi David Kunin
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Survive the last of the cold temperates with these recipes for tasty, Jewish-inspired soups. Spring, we're ready for you! 

Kate Bigam Kaput
Short track speed skater Vladislav Bykanov leading the Israeli Olympic team at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia in February of 2014

Jewish fans won’t have quite as many standout athletes to cheer for this year as in 2016, but there are several compelling Jewish stories to catch up on before the action starts.

Gabe Friedman (JTA)

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