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by Marc Rosenstein(Originally published in Galilee Diary and Ten Minutes of Torah)

Rabbi Johanan said in the name of Rabbi Simeon bar Yohai: If Israel were to keep two Sabbaths according to the laws thereof, they would be redeemed immediately. -Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbat, page 118b

When Shorashim was founded by about a dozen young families in the early 1980s, the group decided that while they were not (yet) affiliated with any particular...

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Kyleigh Banks is President of the North American Federation of Temple Youth's Northwest region, and Daniel Landesberg is President of the North American Federation of Temple Youth's Southern Tropical region.

Refugee camps are often overlooked in Jewish youth programming. While teens love to talk about conflicts, they rarely concentrate on actual life inside of the refugee camps that are a result of those conflicts. Teens work tirelessly to stop major conflicts like genocide (which is great!), but refugees continue to suffer with little recognition.

This summer at the...

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by Marc Rosenstein(Originally published in Ten Minutes of Torah and Galilee Diary)

The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. -Psalms 118:22

Every morning I take my "constitutional" (yes, even now that the dog has died) up the Shorashim hill and along the road where our newest neighborhood is under construction, and enjoy watching the progress of the new homes through the various phases of construction. And occasionally, I find...

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Rabbi Marla J. Feldman is the Union for Reform Judaism's Director of Development. She is the former director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism and was previously a member of the founding board of the Save Darfur Coalition.

I admit it's a bit gimmicky - a group of rabbis and cantors joining together for a 'rolling fast' to bring attention to the continuing crisis in Sudan. My day was yesterday. To be honest, I doubt that my skipping a few meals will actually make a difference in the ongoing struggle to end the campaign of terror against the people of Darfur. After...

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I couple weeks ago, I told you about American Apparel's announcement that the clothing company would send free "Legalize Gay: Overturn Prop 8 Now!" shirts to any organization in the D.C. area working for LGBT equality. Last week, the RAC staff's shirts arrived! We're so appreciative to American Apparel, both for its generosity and dedication to equality.

The RAC continued its work for LGBT equality last night at a candlelight vigil,...

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