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Circular stained glass window featuring a Star of David with open books sitting in the window sill

Just like that, I’d committed to reading a page of Talmud every day and formed a group of more than 1,000 women, which has become one of the kindest, most welcoming and respectful places I’ve experienced on the internet.

Rabbi Elisa F. Koppel, RJE
Random assortment of overlapping small white tiles printed in black with various words caught up with Cantor Sacks to talk about her career and to gain her insights as our Ten Minutes of Torah commentator for the Book of Deuteronomy.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Challah with blue strands of "water" flowing from it.

What began as a one-time experiment to shape a challah to reflect the Torah portion about Noah has grown into a two-year project of creating thematic challot.

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz
Glass wine bottle in the process of shattering

Dr. Ruhama Weiss, a professor at the Reform seminary in Jerusalem, challenge our assumptions as she examines the intersection of ancient texts and human experience.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
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
Various tallitot on display

As the synagogue’s lockdown drill began, I bolted the door, lowered the blinds, and took a seat next to the new bar mitzvah student I’d met only minutes before.

Rabbi Sharon G. Forman
Microphone at the front of a large room; background of photo is blurred

Even though the Jewish people are known as the “People of the Book,” sometimes our sacred stories can seem virtually inaccessible to us.

Rabbi Jessica Lenza
Torah text with silver had and tallit fringes

In the process of becoming b’nai mitzvah, adult students grapple, struggle, and wrestle, and in the end, always bring Torah to life and life to Torah.

Rabbi Lisa S. Greene
Open book with Hebrew writing and gold page marker across one page

A new translation of the Books of Psalms offers a fresh perspective on these ancient poems.

Kristine Henriksen Garroway, Ph.D.
Assorted rocks and stones on wet sand; largest one says Blessings

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, our Torah readings take up the story of Jacob. Learn how these seemingly different topics dovetail beautifully.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs


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