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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.
Do you really think God talks to us? Hearing the Divine is not easy work, and we don’t have a map or a knowledgebase to work from.
Krista Tippett is the creator and host of the radio show and podcast On Being. Learn what draws her to conversations about faith, ethics, and moral wisdom.
I first found my voice at a dying woman’s bedside during a unit of clinical pastoral education.
The rabbi invited me to help with hagbah, an honor usually reserved for a strong man because some scrolls are extremely heavy – and the last thing anyone wants is for a Torah scroll to fall or be dropped.
Spirituality thrives in homes, offices, and synagogues, hiding in plain sight -- in small talk, and in extended conversations. Jewish thinker Martin Buber called this spirituality “I-Thou.”
After dawn but before sunrise, I pick up my notebook to write. Sometimes, an idea arrives; sometimes, I scan my list of yet-unwritten prayers for inspiration.
Always a proud Israeli and Jew, I nonetheless felt something was missing in my life. Meeting religiously modern, dedicated Jews helped me see the missing piece.
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Live and recorded Shabbat services are available for viewing.
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.
These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan. - Deuteronomy 1:1
Want to explore Reform Judaism but have no in-person opportunities to study? This class is for you! Register now.
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.
Show your WRJ pride with this zippered canvas bag. Features the phrase "Well-behaved women rarely make history" and the WRJ logo.