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We live in difficult times, and as a progressive Reform Jew who cares deeply about injustice and human rights, I sit in frustration and horror at the atrocities unfolding daily. I wonder, like so many others, what can I do?

My Judaism tells me I need to do something. It propels me, especially as a person of privilege, such that I must act.

In recent years, I’ve become particularly concerned about continued crises in immigration, gun violence, and reproductive rights. Beyond signing petitions and showing up to marches, I began to feel a pull to do more. As a fundraiser, I...

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Rabbi Dan Moskovitz with worshippers

Rabbi Dan Moskovitz is the senior rabbi at Temple Sholom in Vancouver, BC, and chair of Reform Rabbis of Canada. He previously served as associate rabbi at Temple Judea in Tarzana, California. Rabbi Moskovitz is the author of numerous articles and publications, including The Men’s Seder (MRJ Press). I sat down with him to talk about his life’s journey and how his experience and insights are expressed in his latest...

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Aerial flatlay of book THE COLOR OF LOVE by Marra Gad sitting on a blanket next to a succulent

Marra Gad is a Los Angeles-based TV and film producer with a rich Jewish background: She’s an alumna of URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI), a Reform Jewish summer camp in Oconomowoc, WI, and she holds a master's degree in modern Jewish history.

She’s also the author of a new memoir, The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl (Bolden Books, 2019), chronicling her childhood as “a mixed-race, Jewish unicorn” in Chicago. Her story focuses,...

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Isaac Herzog standing in front of a row of Israeli flags against a blue sky

Isaac Herzog, chairman of the executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), is an attorney and a former member of the Knesset (Israeli parliament), where he served from 2003 until 2018. During his tenure, he chaired the Labor Party and held several ministerial posts, including Minister of Housing and Construction, Minister of Tourism, and Minister of Diaspora Affairs, among others.

I recently met with him to talk about his service to the Jewish people – in Israel and throughout the world.

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Posed photo the The Soul Children and director Walt Whitman posing with the staff of Am Shalom synagogue

Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein, who has served as senior rabbi of Am Shalom on Glencoe, IL, since 2002, is the author of two books: For the Love of Being Jewish (2010) and For the Love of Israel (2012).

I sat down to talk to him about his special relationship with Dr. Walt Whitman and his celebrated youth gospel choir,...

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