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Reform Jewish women pose together in from of an ark while in Israel together during Rosh Chodesh

We read in Pirkei Avot, “Be among the disciples of Aaron – seek peace and pursue it.” One of our highest aspirations as Jews is to establish peace within our homes, within our communities, and in o

Rabbi Dr. Linda Henry Goodman
Closeup of snowflakes

Snow days can be fun; not so this kind of cold. It was colder in Chicago this week than it was in the North Pole.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
The author wearing a tallit and tefillin

Yes, I wear a prayer shawl and phylacteries when I pray but it has taken me years to get over judging myself as a woman wearing items “traditionally” worn only by men.

Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz
Woman praying with her eyes closed, hands held near her face

Psalm 19:14, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart…,” has had an important role in my life, going back many years before I converted to Judaism.

Chris Harrison
G-clef and musical notes written in chalk on a blackboard

Nigunim, wordless melodies, can take numerous forms: some are fast and energetic, others are ponderous and slow, still others dance back and forth between joy and sorrow.

Cantor David Berger
Closeup of a mans hand checking boxes as if filling out a ballot

"Vote / Because it’s a mitzvah to do / Vote / Because you’re an American Jew..."

Rabbi Paul Kipnes
Sign on the window of a polling place

My congregation has set a collective goal of becoming a 100% voting community. We believe that this act of voting is sacred. 

Rabbi Fred Guttman
Crop of Marilyn Monroe on the cover of New York Sunday News magazine

The upcoming auction of Marilyn Monroe’s personal prayer book is making news. The siddur contains many pencil notations in the margins from when she was learning about Judaism

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Hand holding two candles in the darkness as if at a candlelight vigil

You're invited to join us for "Songs for All of Us: After Pittsburgh," a Facebook Live event featuring music, prayer, healing, and community.

the staff of ReformJudaism.org
Closeup of Jerusalem stone as at the Western Wall

Last week was a bad week for Israel and the Jews, a week in which the worst instincts of our brethren were enabled and acted upon

Alden Solovy

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