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Prayers and Blessings

Glittery hat and new years banner amidst confetti

Our rabbinic teachers of old offered a different tactic to living life. They invited us to count the blessings we have today and to enjoy the lives we are living. 

Rabbi Paul Kipnes
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
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
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On Simchat Torah, as we read the final portion of the Torah and immediately beginning again, what can the blessings to the Israelites teach us about our world today?

Sofi Hersher
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
The author and a songleader lead morning services from the front of an outdoor bimah

My renewed strength will fuel me as I return to Parkland this week to serve my congregants and community, and for that I cannot thank Kutz enough.

Rabbi Melissa Zalkin Stollman
Woman crouching on a tile floor as she plays with detained children

As we prepare to march to demand justice for the immigrant families separated at our border, consider incorporating a reading of this prayer into your congregation's or community's observance.

Florida Reform Clergy
Child covering his face by holding a dirty hand up to the camera

As someone who loves a religion that holds the texts of the Hebrew Bible as sacred, I take issue with attempts to use the Bible as a tool to convince us we should comply blindly.

Rabbi Rachel Bearman
Young man in sweats, head down, sitting on the bottom step of a flight of stairs

Judaism calls upon us to work in partnership with God. In addition to prayers for healing, what can we offer to those whose souls are ailing?

Stacey Zisook Robinson

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