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For years, I imagined God as a living human being walking amongst us each day. How foolish I was to personify such an inconceivable force.
As Rosh HaShanah approached last year, I was living in southwestern China, where I celebrated by eating apples and explaining the Jewish New Year to my Chinese roommate.
On the night of January 21, 2005, a drunk driver paralyzed me. I was 21 and just starting my music career.
We will tell her that God is many different things to many people, and no one’s ideas about God are wrong or better than anyone else’s.
Despite my love of Jewish culture and community, I couldn’t bring myself to fully acknowledge God – a loving Creator in an imperfect world – so I ignored God entirely.
This poem was written by a freelance writer, dreamer, and poet who is currently exploring the story of her Jewish ancestry and identity.
The Days of Awe offer us opportunities to consider how we spend our days and what brings us joy. This work is precisely what we need to be doing at this season.
When I first learned about stringing and restringing our beads based on life experiences, I began to see my relationship with Torah as an ongoing, nonlinear process.
I always find interfaith encounters provide myriad ways to evaluate and deepen my own faith and who better to learn about the Koran than one who has never read it?
Musar connects my Jewish learning and burgeoning spiritual awakening with what I used to call my “regular” life, the bridge between my two previously separated worlds.
Learn about the Shabbat customs, traditions, and practices observed in synagogues and Jewish communities throughout the world.
Why do we celebrate Jewish Arbor Day in the middle of winter?
Keep this recipe for the iconic Jewish dish handy for your next Shabbat dinner.
A rabbi shares his personal experience of finding his spiritual home.
Learn the blessing for placing a mezuzah on the doorposts of your house.
If you're curious about Judaism, thinking of converting, or know someone who is, here are some excellent resources to learn more about Judaism.
Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, God's people, how the Eternal had brought Israel out from Egypt. - Exodus 18:1
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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.