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Trying to endure loss in isolation is more than painful; it puts our lives at risk. Rambam understood that when he described the consequences of not being connecting to Am Yisrael at times of trauma, including our fast days.
In the year since the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, I’ve been thinking about the antisemitic thread that runs through the tragedy.
As a queer rabbinical student, I felt that recent comments by an Orthodox rabbi were inaccurate at best and, at worst, possible incitement to hatred or violence against LGBTQ+ Jews.
Several times during the year, the Jewish calendar places joyous and challenging holidays near each other. What lessons we take from this juxtaposition?
Last week was a bad week for Israel and the Jews, a week in which the worst instincts of our brethren were enabled and acted upon
I have a story to tell you. It’s about a tiny bird. But I’ll come back to that.
The Jewish holiday of Tishah B’Av is the date on which both the First and Second Temples were destroyed, and a date to reflect on what it means to live in exile.
If you use a Jewish calendar, you may have noticed this notation on June 30: “Tzom Tammuz,” the Fast of Tammuz. Read on to learn about the fast and what it signifies.
As a Reform Jew, I never felt called to fast on Tishah B’Av - until this year. Here's what changed my mind.
Rosh HaShanah, the new Jewish year arrives in two months... and they’re two months that will pass quickly. It is time to get ready.
Learn the blessings and more about this beautiful ritual that ends Shabbat, separating it from the rest of the week.
Hundreds of Reform Jewish congregations offer live streaming Shabbat service and other opportunities for connecting Jewishly.
If you’re looking for an escape from everything going on in the world right now (and have the time and good health to do so), try experimenting with and embracing your Judaism from home.
A guide for talking to your children about religious identity.
Find everything you’ll need with this handy checklist.
We’ve gotten through it before, and we will now, too. Here’s how.
And if you do obey these rules and observe them carefully, the Eternal your God will maintain faithfully for you the covenant made on oath with your fathers. - Deuteronomy 7:12
Want to explore Reform Judaism but have no in-person opportunities to study? This class is for you!
Antiracism must be as integral to and synonymous with our Jewish communities as reciting the Sh’ma.
There's a deep relationship between Judaism and social action.
Reform Zionism is a continuation of the early Zionist dream to foster a living, breathing national culture that represents the highest ideals of Jewish peoplehood.
What does it mean to stand up for your people unequivocally if they physically harm you because they disagree with you so vehemently?
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.