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Closeup of an old and slightly faded globe of the world

Recent headlines tell of Jewish life in countries around the world; here are just a few that caught my eye as of late. 

Kate Bigam
Two gold wedding band lying atop the spine of an open book with a heart shaped shadowed on the pages beneath them

After the ceremony,  Israeli after Israeli came to me to say, "So this is what Progressive Judaism looks like? How do I learn more?"

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher
Man wearing a straw hat standing on the edge of a Bienos Aires marina looking at the boats

I returned home with new Torah from the wonderful community I was exposed to in Buenos Aires. This Torah was the necessity of collective local narrative.

Andy Kahn
A family of three smiling women and one man stand together in front of a stone wall

Visiting a congregation in another country makes a visit abroad even more personal. If you’re planning on traveling abroad, what are you waiting for?

Sharon Mann
sunset over the Mediterranean with Jaffa in the background

Watching the sun sink quickly into the Mediterranean makes the 10,000-mile journey worthwhile. I am not here often, but each time is a homecoming.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Directional signs in Old Havana Cuba, including one to a synagogue

Recently, I traveled to Cuba on a Jewish mission. Although I’d prepped, I was unprepared for how the trip would affect my self-perception as a Jew.

Bethanne Knapp
Back of a womans head as she gazes at the Washington Monument

God Who Blessed our Mothers, we ask Your blessing now on women and men, parents and grandparents, children, and grandchildren as they prepare for tomorrow’s March for Women’s Rights in Washington.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter

The inscription inside the kippot (head coverings) shared on my wedding day read, "September 2, 2016, Marriage of Michael and MacDara."

Michael Bannett

Need extra convincing that URJ Kesher is for you? Here are five compelling reasons to choose a Reform trip to Israel.

Rebecca Bigman

It was a straightforward question, spoken in a tone that was casual but knowing: “Did it change you?” he asked us.

Kate Bigam


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