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Mans head facing away from the camera wearing a white kippah embroidered with a white Star of David

While being beaten with a belt, Armoush managed to capture on video one of the attackers, a 19-year-old Palestinian from Syria identified by the police as Knaan S.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Large VOTE sign hanging on a chain link fence with an arrow pointing toward polling place

When my term as youth group president ended, I was not ready to stop my social action and community building efforts, so I decided to run for the local board of education. 

Caleb Herbst
US passport lying on a map of the world

In a world that is increasingly more global and interconnected, the value and importance of a global progressive Jewish movement is more important than ever.

Andrew Keene
worn baseball glove holding baseball in foreground; wooden baseball bat in back

The start of baseball season reminds me that as a young boy in Southern California in 1965, I thought only one thing when I heard the word “hero”: Sandy Koufax.

Jared Goldin
Silhouette of a man staring up at the Milky Way night sky

The Jewish mystics also understood that adversity, even tragedy, can hold the key to discovering one’s divine mission or calling.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Reform Jewish students at March for Our Lives

As a follow-up to last month’s March for Our Lives, Reform Jewish young people have designated April 10th as a National Call-In Day for Gun Violence Prevention.

Logan Zinman Gerber
Bowl of fried grasshoppers with one skewered on a long toothpick

Although we tend to limit our carnivorous palates to meat, fish, and fowl, a passage in Leviticus opens the door to crickets, locusts and grasshoppers.

Rabbi David Segal
Three males with their arms around one another from the back facing a female songleader on the bimah with a guitar

I cite my parents’ decision to raise a Jewish family as my gift of a lifetime because of the astronomical impact it has had on my life thus far.

Sean Carlin
Woman and dog sitting on dock facing the water at sunset

More than peace, shalom means well-being, health, wholeness, and prosperity. How can we achieve this precious blessing in our lives – for our loved ones and ourselves?

Rabbi Rick Schechter
Jewish young adult holding a sign about gun violence prevention in front of a March for Our Lives banner

We are urging Congress to pass comprehensive legislation that would improve public safety, prevent gun violence, and save lives. After you've made your call, let us know how it went!

NFTY: The Reform Jewish Youth Movement

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