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The wind and the smell of smoke woke us. We stumbled out of bed, joining neighbors in the cul-de-sac to stare at the red glow lighting up the hills behind our houses.
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.
I was honored to have been asked to help people in need, and I love that our synagogue is always giving back to our community. This overflowing lovingkindness is the true meaning of being Jewish.
This year, the heated argument between the disciples of Hillel and the followers of Shammai over how to light the Hanukkah menorah speaks to me.
As we take stock of our own blessings at this season, one way to demonstrate our gratitude is to support efforts that provide goods and services to those in need.
When Beit Ahavah in Northampton, MA, saw a need for water filters in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, the community jumped into action and got them there.
Recent California wildfires devastated Camp Newman’s physical space. I feel that it is my duty – and my honor – to give back to the camp that has given me the world.
The situation in Puerto Rico remains dire, with basic living conditions and communications extremely challenged. The challenges and needs its residents face are many.
This is an original prayer to end the California wildfires, for safety, for the victims, for healing and for renewal.
Fires cannot destroy our fond, sacred memories of camp – and Camp Newman’s traditions and practices will continue.
Here are some delicious new fillings for Purim hamantaschen!
Use objects you have at home to make a fun noisemaker.
So exactly how did Steve Cook find himself running successful, Jewishly influenced restaurants?
When Gabe Fuschillo became a bar mitzvah, it was the first bar mitzvah in his family in 100 years.
Daryl Messinger asked her audience to finish the sentence: "Because of the Reform Movement..." See what they had to say!
Whether you’re a member or a visitor, familiarity with synagogue etiquette will help you get the most from your experience.
You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, for kindling lamps regularly. - Exodus 27:20
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Our sacred texts force us to confront our tradition's long history of gender-based violence.
Temple Emanuel of Greensboro, N.C., has passed a congregational resolution on a contemporary issue.
Natalie Portman is far from the only Israeli-in-America success story. Meet 7 more!
My first Yiddish lesson didn't go well — but an unlikely friendship saved the day.
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
April showers bring May flowers; prepare with a WRJ umbrella—now on sale!