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U.S. flag on the left that blends into Israeli flag on the right

Young American Jewish Zionists have something to say to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – and we’re doing our best to make sure our voices are heard.

Sam Rubin
Women of the Wall Rosh Chodesh celebration, March 8, 2019

Tonight as I gather 10 women to recite Birkat HaGomeil (after overcoming danger), I will hold close hundreds of others – with me recently to celebrate the new month.

Hila Shiloni Rosner
Rabbi Spratt and others working with a bar mitzvah student at the lecturn on the bimah

Learn about Rabbi Benjamin Spratt’s unusual Jewish journey and some of his insights into the Book of Leviticus.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
A street scene with Midge Maisel

Midge Maisel’s defining characteristic – and her appeal – is her refusal to let any obstacle, and there are many, phase her. For Midge, there’s always a work-around.

Emma Silver
Young child with hands over ears, eyes scrunched closed, and a pained look on her face

As an introvert, I find being around people can be so draining. How, then, can I take part in a communal religion and its celebrations – especially Purim?

Jennifer Einstein
Hand placing ballot in ballot box with Israeli flag in the background

It’s election season in Israel, a country whose vibrant democracy is different than that found in either the U.S. or Canada. Let’s explore some of these differences.

Jo-Ann Mort
Row of protesters with signs in shadow; bright sun behind them

Many of us want to help repair what is broken in our world. Getting started, though, often can feel overwhelming. What can push us past thought toward action?

Rabbi Karen R. Perolman
LGBTQ rally in Israel

A classmate recently snapped a photo of a billboard promoting Israel’s right-wing Yachad party that read: “So there won’t be a child with a father and a father!”

Chelsea Feuchs
Scene from Shtisel, the Israeli television show

I escaped a winter blast outside to watch a few episodes of the Israeli television series, Shtisel, now available on Netflix.

Rabbi Sharon G. Forman
Legs, feet, and bicycles of riders in a cycling race

As a teen in 1966, I was diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter (O-S) disease, a ligament inflammation characterized by a painful bump below the knee that worsens with activity.

Jared Goldin


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