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A line of young people all reading from their cell phones

I wondered recently about the patriarch Abraham’s Facebook page. Would he have posted selfies with Isaac? What would his page say about him? What do ours say about us?

Cantor Aviva Marer
Book glowing as letters fly off the page

So much of what our rabbis, cantors, and educators do can be described as storytelling, from sharing divrei Torah (literally, “words of Torah”) about the weekly Torah portions to teaching Midrash.

Kate Kaput
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During the 1960s, Israeli scientists laid the groundwork that would enable its institutions and hi-tech companies to flourish, creating a global center for innovation.

Dan Garwood
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Guests Rabbi Sarah Bassin and Imam Abdullah Antepli joined On being's Krista Tippett to talk about their pioneering work in building bridges of understanding between Muslims and Jews. 


Kate Bigam Kaput
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Here at, we’re celebrating a very special birthday: Our first podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah, is turning three years old! We’re growing up so fast and getting so big. Cake, anyone?

Kate Bigam Kaput
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
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A high school student explains what he learned about Jewish tradition from his experience developing a smartphone app for a virtual Yom HaShoah candle.

Andy Lebowitz
Little girl from behind wearing superhero cape

This Purim, we recognize modern-day heroes for their courage, chutzpah, integrity, goodness, and – most of all – for inspiring us all to #BeLikeEsther.

Deborah Rood Goldman

In service, the ring of a phone serves as a rude disruption to our worship. But that same ring can also serve as a powerful and effective reminder.

Larry Glickman

If posting an apology online serves as a starting point for follow-up conversations, I say go for it. How could that ever be a bad thing?

Rabbi Ilyse Glickman


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