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Who says that eight days of dietary restrictions needs to make your life less delicious? Here are 18 recipes for a tasty (but still unleavened!) Passover. 

For the Seder Plate 

Texas-Style Charoset: In Texas, where Macintosh apples are scarce, charoset is often made from a variety of sweet apples,...

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Group of teens holding gun violence prevention signs

Tomorrow we will make history when Reform Jews from almost every state in our nation will gather to do what we do best – bring our traditions to life by praying with our feet. Although this sixth sense of justice is nothing new to our movement, the circumstances with which we gather are. A bit over a month ago, the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School claimed the lives of 17 innocent souls, one of whom was Alyssa Alhadeff, a camper at URJ Camp Coleman

Losing Alyssa—a soccer player, URJ camper, and devoted friend and...

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Group shot of hundreds of teens wearing orange Tshirts on a lobbying visit at the Ohio statehouse

Editor's Note: On Wednesday, March 14, one month after the mass shooting that killed 17 students and community members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Matthew Youkilis, along with other Reform Jewish students and their classmates organized nearly 250 students to lobby at the Columbus Statehouse for commonsense gun violence prevention policies. This post is adapted from Matthew's speech during a press conference at the Statehouse. Their organization, Lobbying for a Safer Tomorrow (LAST), is a student-run, grassroots...

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Less than six weeks since the massacre at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, still it feels as if we stand with our mouths open in silent disbelief. We, who live at “ground zero,” try to pick up the pieces. So many ripples of horror and aftershocks of pain and suffering reverberate still in the human heart of all who were touched directly or indirectly by the violence that took 17 innocent lives on Valentine’s Day 2018.          

How to make sense of the senseless? How to comprehend the incomprehensible?          

“V’Y’dom Aharon,” and Aaron, Moses’ brother, looked on...

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Array of sports equipment, incluing tennis racket and ball, baseball in a glove, baseball bat, football, soccer ball, and basketball

When the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting happened in Florida, we were once again dismayed at the ongoing specter of gun violence that plagues our country. And once again we wondered what we could do as individuals and as a synagogue to move beyond thoughts and prayers to concrete actions.

We have preached around the subject before and held discussions within our synagogue community. There is frustration at the inertia on the federal level, with a sense that given the gridlock in Washington, nothing will be accomplished there. And living in Massachusetts we are lucky to be in...

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