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Crying gets a bad rap.

Rabbi Erin Polansky
Silver yad pointing to Hebrew text in Torah scroll

Chants used to read Torah may be an unusual metaphor to assess one’s inner nature, but the symbols that help vocalists create the melodies can be quite revealing.

Rabbi Sharon G. Forman
Sign on the window of a polling place

My congregation has set a collective goal of becoming a 100% voting community. We believe that this act of voting is sacred. 

Rabbi Fred Guttman
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As with so much of my writing, I use my poetry to explore our sacred text, to question the actions of our ancestors, and so perhaps find deeper understanding of God, or people, and myself.

Stacey Zisook Robinson
A womans hand writing out sticky name tags with a blue marker

What do you do when you’re Jewish, but your name doesn’t “sound” Jewish?

Chris Harrison
Rabbi Paul Kipnes hold a lulav and an etrog while standing under a sukkah and teaching a group of young children

I grew up in Chelmsford, MA, where we belonged to a small Reform Jewish community. For Judaism to exist there, you had to show up – so we showed up for everything.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
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“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” our Torah begins, so many ask: How could God have created the world in seven days? What about the dinosaurs and evolution? Don’t we believe in that?

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
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Speaking truth to power is not an easy task, especially when God or the President of the United States are the perpetrators of injustice. Sadly, we’re still waiting for a political Abraham to emerge.

Jacob Gurvis
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The Jewish mystics also understood that adversity, even tragedy, can hold the key to discovering one’s divine mission or calling.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
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It is a mitzvah to keep our bodies safe. It is a mitzvah to protect the bodies of others.

Rabbi Ruth Adar

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