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To be a Jew is to be part of a community, affectionately referred to as a “Member of the Tribe,” the People Israel.

Erin Brouse

My seventh-grade son, Ethan, did not want to go to sleep-away camp, but after years of hearing our rabbi, Rabbi Paul Kipnes, praise the value of URJ Camp Newman, my husband and I were determined to send him anyway. Ethan's "comfort zone" is home. New adventures tend to create anxiety for him. Though he prefers going to school, hanging with friends, and attending day camp, we felt that going to Jewish overnight summer camp would be an experience he would benefit from.

Marcy Cameron

Rabbi Joe Black is the senior rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Denver, CO. His friend and colleague, Rabbi Daniel A.

Kate Bigam

I grew up in a liberal household where my parents told me to be what I wanted and to not change for anyone.

Caroline Barkowitz

It was 11 o'clock on a chilly September night and I was coming home from a gig - my first in New York City.

Adi Meyerson

[Editor's Note: This letter by Rabbi Michael Feshbach and Josh Silver was sent to Dan Snyder, owner of Washington, D.C.’s professional football team, on December 23, 2013.]

Rabbi Michael Feshbach and Josh Silver

Last month I visited Beit Shemesh, a city less than an hour’s drive from Jerusalem.

Gary Perlin

Greetings from the Holy Land!  A land flowing with…environmental engineering and solar energy?

Sophie Golomb


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