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“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” our Torah begins, so many ask: How could God have created the world in seven days? What about the dinosaurs and evolution? Don’t we believe in that?

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
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In Canada, our social justice initiatives focus on child poverty, refugee resettlement, and advocating for the Aboriginal community, among other issues.

Rabbi Cory Weiss
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We can hold on to our injuries, or we can begin the work of forgiving – not for the sake of the other, but for our own sake.

Rabbi John L. Rosove
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It’s that time of the year again: moving into new dorms and apartments, catching up with friends after a great summer, buying (way too expensive) textbooks, and double-checking schedules to make su

Evan Traylor
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My father's art was stolen from him - only to be returned, many years later, by the thief's repentant children.

Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles
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What we do and say at the kitchen table, how we behave, and how we put down or lift up others all become engraved in people’s memory and the libretto of their grief when we die.

Rabbi Ben Kamin
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A former synagogue member wondered, “How would being a member make my life better or different?” Even as a congregational rabbi, I admit that I struggled to answer her question.

Rabbi Paul Kipnes
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My name is Tali, and I just spent three and a half weeks learning how to be an effective and just leader

Tali Meisel
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The waning of summer's warm days signals the arrival of the Hebrew month of Elul. It's a time to contemplate the approaching Days of Awe and how best to prepare for them.

Rabbi Sharon G. Forman
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As wildfires continue to ravage northern California, learn what you can do to help support the victims.

Jane E. Herman

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