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Weeks after my return from Elephant Nature Park, I still hold the memory of my walk with the elephants. I wonder how I can use what I've learned to help me live in service of my unique purpose.

Liora Alban
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When we gather on April 19 and 20 to mark the first two nights of Passover, we will pray. And we will ask aloud: What makes this year’s seders different from all others

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
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Here are just a few of the many stories, prayers, and other resources to help you commemorate this solemn holiday.

B. Lana Guggenheim
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As Reform Jews, it is incumbent upon us as individuals to determine which Passover practices are personally meaningful and to incorporate them into our celebration.

Jane E. Herman
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Jews, our rabbi insisted, have a duty to resist this mistaken and harmful tradition by making it a point to eat kitniyot on Passover.

Juliette Hirt
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My recipe for a delicious potato kugel is a delicious, unique way to introduce your guests to the sacred Passover meal.

Deborah Fishman Shelby
Side view of Notre Dame Cathedral as it stood before the April 2019 fire

In March 2012, I visited Paris in my capacity as then-president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ).

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
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Rabbi Josh Weinberg breaks down the parties, the leaders, the possible coalitions, and the complexity of Israel’s recent election, offering insight into the electoral process

Kate Kaput
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We read, “Let all who are hungry come and eat.” These words have taken on deep meaning for me as I came out of the closet, got married, and had kids of my own: Our freedom and redemption are founded on being inclusive and welcoming.

Dara Lithwick
A hand lightly touches a mezuzah on a doorpost with black space behind the entryway

Until a few months ago, I felt safe whenever I stepped into our temple. But then the massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Congregation occurred, and I was asked to guard our temple’s front door.

Bruce Black

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