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When I was growing up, Jewish music was the sole purview of men. I had never seen a woman sing on the bimah (pulpit) - but then I made history.
More than 30 countries are hosting concerts featuring Bernstein’s music, including the U.S., Canada, France, Britain, Israel, China, Russia, Iran, Malaysia, and Kuwait.
Although German composer Jakob Felix Mendelssohn’s wedding march is rarely heard at Jewish weddings, it is perfect for them.
This past December, I took a leap of faith, and found something I didn’t even know I was missing.
Israeli-born musician Guy Mendilow directs a world-class ensemble that combines evocative storytelling with emotionally captivating music.
Learn how students in rural Maine created “Songs of Darkness and Hope,” a one-of-a-kind album of Holocaust music.
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?
A new translation of the Books of Psalms offers a fresh perspective on these ancient poems.
Learn about “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national anthem, which has several surprises connected to its words and music.
On a dance floor blasting ‘80s music, I found a sliver of divine joy. If it was a fraction of what King David felt when he “danced with joy,” it was a heartfelt prayer.
Toast to a sweet new year!
As summer winds down, here's how to get ready for the Jewish New Year.
Making a successful holiday dinner can be an overwhelming, frantic experience. But with some advance planning, it doesn’t have to be!
Learn how to navigate the stress of the High Holidays as a parent. Make your holidays less frantic by following this helpful guide.
Some see the round shape as a reflection of the continuing cycle of years and seasons.
Whether you’re a member or a visitor, familiarity with synagogue etiquette will help you get the most from your experience.
You shall appoint magistrates and officials for your tribes, in all the settlements that the Eternal your God is giving you, and they shall govern the people with due justice. - Deuteronomy 16:18
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Here are three ways to work for immigrant justice.
There's a deep relationship between Judaism and social action.
Learn why Anat Hoffman fights for women's rights in Israeli society.
Mattan loves his homeland while disagreeing with its government.
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Show your WRJ pride with this zippered canvas bag. Features the phrase "Well-behaved women rarely make history" and the WRJ logo.