Coming a month and a half before the spring equinox and two months before Passover, Tu BiShvat provides a glimmer of springtime at a time when winter can often be at its cruelest.
My mother died on Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath when Moses and the children of Israel sang while Miriam the Prophet led everyone in dance after crossing the sea to freedom.
February 26 is Tell a Fairy Tale Day, and March 20 is Tell a Story Day – both perfect times to start listening to this storytelling podcast, or to re-listen to our top five episodes. Give them a listen, and don’t forget to tune in each week
At Hava Nashira, you’ll learn from and collaborate with many of the same experts who led, taught, and brought you the Biennial worship, as well as so many other music and worship leaders from across our Movement.
This past weekend in Selma, we, a group of white, upper middle-class Jews, allowed ourselves to learn about the past in new ways, acknowledging some of the worst deeds we have ever done.
The term “wandering Jew” dates to medieval Europe and was used by Christians to describe the curse they believed adhered to the Jewish people because they rejected Jesus.
With adequate funds, we would be able to help additional displaced families, providing them with food, water, lamps, cell phone chargers, portable stoves, medicine, and other needed emergency supplies.
What makes for the perfect Purim-spiel? Cantor Marnie Camhi, who serves Temple Beth Miriam in Elberon, N.J., has become a bit of an expert.
This year has marked several transitions for our suburban, 430-household congregation, including a major renovation project and a number of staff transitions. We looked to the URJ to gain an understanding of our areas of strength and opportunities for growth.
Not enough time has passed for us to fully heal from what we, as the communal collective, experienced. We may be able to understand and process the grief more fully, and recognize the signs of post-traumatic stress, but it doesn’t lessen the effects of either.