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At the Kotel, the stark contrasts between Reform and Orthodox Jews and the physical separation of males and females left me ambivalent during my recent visit.
When I was growing up, Jewish music was the sole purview of men. I had never seen a woman sing on the bimah (pulpit) - but then I made history.
Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and other high-tech companies have longtime research facilities in Israel. What brings them and why do they stay?
I cite my parents’ decision to raise a Jewish family as my gift of a lifetime because of the astronomical impact it has had on my life thus far.
I promise that for the rest of my life, I will fight for your safety. I will fight for your freedom from fear. I will fight in memory of Alyssa Alhadeff, and in honor of all of you.
Recent California wildfires devastated Camp Newman’s physical space. I feel that it is my duty – and my honor – to give back to the camp that has given me the world.
Fires cannot destroy our fond, sacred memories of camp – and Camp Newman’s traditions and practices will continue.
When you think back on your life, how has it been informed or influenced by Reform Jewish practice, experiences, and community?
The madrichim are authority figures, to be sure, but their task pales in comparison to the army. It’s a huge cultural shift
Now a Jewish professional, my basketball experiences were formative. Skills in motivation, mentoring, management, and interpersonal relationships cultivated on the court impact my Jewish work.
Learn about the Shabbat customs, traditions, and practices observed in synagogues and Jewish communities throughout the world.
Inspiration for all your gift-giving needs - with an emphasis on tikkun olam, the repair of the world.
Rabbi James Rudin reviews Simon Levis Sullam's well-researched book that shatters the widely-held belief that Italians protected their Jewish fellow citizens from the horrors of the Holocaust.
Autumn isn’t only the best season because it’s full of Jewish holidays; it’s also the season of delicious pumpkin-flavored foods.
Alden Solovy offers this prayer that is especially relevant during hurricane season.
Whether you’re a member or a visitor, familiarity with synagogue etiquette will help you get the most from your experience.
The Eternal said to Abram, "Go forth from your land, your birthplace, your father's house, to the land that I will show you." - Genesis 12:1
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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.