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Musar connects my Jewish learning and burgeoning spiritual awakening with what I used to call my “regular” life, the bridge between my two previously separated worlds.
At Sukkot, Jewish tradition encourages us to welcome seven holy guests into our sukkot, one for each night of the week. In a modern variation to this custom, each night can be connected to a related social action theme.
If you’re looking for a few Jewish dishes that incorporate this tasty ingredient to add a bit of a tropical taste to your palate, we have some delicious and easy recipes we know you’ll love.
Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks – a Jewish spiritual teacher, musician, and founder of the online Kabbalah meditation community Torah of Awakening – seeks to make Kabbalah accessible to all who wish to embrace it.
Our nation is facing unprecedented challenges. As faith leaders, we have a unique and important role to play helping strengthen democracy, caring for congregants, and strengthening our communities.
One of our most important rights as Americans is the right to vote, and election officials have a duty to ensure that ever eligible vote is counted. When election officials take the time to count and verify every ballot, that’s a sign that our democracy is working.
In a world where time is precious and congregational leaders are called on to do more and know more, the URJ has launched a number of online courses. These asynchronous courses are a way to take a deeper dive in an area of synagogue life around issues that congregants are seeking to understand and help leaders look to the future in a more strategic, thoughtful way.
Assign a different Jewish value each one day of Hanukkah and plan appropriate activities for your family. The idea of activities is not simply doing for doing’s sake, but doing for the sake of learning. Be sure to reflect and talk afterward!
Challah is one of the ways I “do” Judaism in a tangible way, my attempt at hidur mitzvah (beautifying the fulfillment of the commandment). Personalizing mitzvot is a way all of us can approach and enrich our connections to Judaism.