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During this pandemic, I was determined that my hero receive his medal in person – and I could think of no better location for his medal presentation than the top of the mountain where he rescued me,
We know that change is hard, and it’s impossible to do alone. Being in relationships with other leaders who find themselves at the same liminal moment of congregational change allows for brave action and necessary risk-taking.
“We applaud the Massachusetts legislature’s work to protect reproductive rights and eliminate medically unnecessary barriers to abortion access."
Jewish tradition comes down decidedly on the side of science. One of the primary values in Jewish legal thought: Pikuach nefesh, saving a life, overrides almost every other religious mitzvah.
This past year was filled with worries about health – our physical health, and the health of democracy. But we at the Israel Religious Action Center are steady on our feet, and keeping our instruments in tune.
An Israeli man and his wife, stuck abroad in the pandemic, noticed their daughter was showing signs of a neurological disorder, so they decided to return home as soon as possible. But coming home wasn’t so easy.
"The effort by some members of Congress to functionally overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election are nothing less than an assault on the peaceful transition of power and American democracy."
Change in the middle of a global crisis is simultaneously invigorating and exhausting. NFTY has more than an 80-year history of change, and as of late, the reality of COVID-19 has sped up our change process.
Betty Roswell will continue to live on through the generations of her devoted and loving family. And she will live remain an animating presence in our global Reform Movement that she and Arthur have helped to nurture and inspire.