The requirement that we rest on Shabbat is explained by the Torah according to two broad themes.
Jewish tradition holds that since life is a gift from God, it is to be cherished until its last moments.
The Holocaust is an important topic not only in Jewish history, but in the history of humankind. The topic is disturbing, and it is appropriate to feel uncomfortable and upset by the stories, the facts, and especially the images.
God of the selfless,
God of the strong and the brave,
Grant a perfect rest among the souls of the righteous
The flood waters came, wreaking havoc upon our cities, our homes,
our rescue workers, our sense of security,
And we turn to You for comfort and support.
Help us to differentiate between floods of destruction
and down-pouring of Your love and comfort.
NEW YORK – On Thursday, July 11, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, executive vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly, and Rabbi Alvin Berkun, past president of t
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