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Three peoples hands as they fist bump over a computer table workspace as if celebrating a work victory

I am so grateful that none of us ever have to feel that we are doing the work of Jewish leadership alone. We have an entire movement walking beside us.

Rabbi Rachel Greengrass
Silhouette of a woman holding a guitar above her head at sunset

How much change can one person really accomplish? How effective can a single soul be in casting out shadows, drowning out the dismal drone, and rallying the righteous?

Billy Jonas
US Capitol building aerial view at twilight

The great Jewish philosopher Rambam taught that the law as a whole aims to defend two things: the welfare of the soul and the welfare of the body.

Allison Grossman
Gold menorah fully lit with red candles

This light’s for Hanukkah, for a people who who choose to begin our best of days with light...

Rick Lupert
Young children watching the candles in a hanukkiyah (Hanukkah menorah)

Hanukkah offers echoes from our tradition to be “a light among the nations,” suggesting that we, like the holiday’s candles, can bring warmth and vision to the world.

Lillian Feldman-Hill
Statue of Liberty against a cloudy blue sky

We are convinced that our tradition calls upon us to support immigration policy that is compassionate and fair.

Rabbi Fred Guttman and Dr. Karen Spira
Prisoner's hands and arms coming through jail cell bars

Joseph’s story, from slave to prisoner to prince, illustrates an important lesson: all prisoners, no matter their alleged crime, are capable of redemption and renewal. 

Matt Fidel
Holocaust transport train on tracks

Whispers grow of a stealthy increase in “Holocaust fatigue” among all the generations. What is required is resetting of the narrative reset.

Arthur B. Shostak, PhD
Because of the Reform Movement

Union for Reform Judaism Board Chair Daryl Messinger asked her audience to finish the sentence: "Because of the Reform Movement..." This is how Twitter responded.

Kate Bigam Kaput
Fully lighted menorah

I grew up loving this holiday – until I learned the dark side and felt like a kid discovering that there’s no Santa Claus. It turns out Hanukkah is, in part, a tale of Jew vs. Jew.

Abigail Pogrebin


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