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Woman in a sweater standing on a beach with her back to the camera

This poem was written by a freelance writer, dreamer, and poet who is currently exploring the story of her Jewish ancestry and identity.

Lisa Rothman
Leathery hands of a man in a shirt and suit jacket clutching the top of a weathered, wooden cane

Created in the Divine image, we are obligated to take care of the sacred gift of our bodies by watching how we treat them, what we do to them, and what we put into them.

Rabbi Richard F. Address. D.Min
Two birds soaring in a bright blue sky with clouds and sunshine in the background

It’s wonderful and deep that on Yom Kippur, the section of the Torah read in many Reform congregations commands us to choose life. How, exactly, does one choose life?

Rabbi David Seidenberg
Silhouette of a man spinning inside a shining vortex as if otherworldly

Who shall live, and who shall die? During this season, it is a topic to which we give much thought.

William Page
Red cassette tape lightly unspooling

 

I began dreaming about an alternative High Holiday experience – a musical journey that would tap into ancient liturgical themes and refract them through the lens of hip-hop. Kind of like Rosh HaShanah: The Remix.

Rabbi Alex Kress
Four college students from behind talking and walking along the outside of an academic building

Leaving our son at college for his first year, my wife and I are full of confidence, pride, and excitement, and we shed a few tears, too.

Rabbi Neal Gold
Profile of a woman staring off  into a sunset on the water with her hair blowing around her in the wind

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” our Torah begins, so many ask: How could God have created the world in seven days? What about the dinosaurs and evolution? Don’t we believe in that?

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Image of Canadian land mass covered by a maple leaf flag

In Canada, our social justice initiatives focus on child poverty, refugee resettlement, and advocating for the Aboriginal community, among other issues.

Rabbi Cory Weiss
The word PAST written on a chalkboard and half erased by a red eraser

We can hold on to our injuries, or we can begin the work of forgiving – not for the sake of the other, but for our own sake.

Rabbi John L. Rosove
A group of young people with their backs to the camera and their arms around one another while wearing backpacks

It’s that time of the year again: moving into new dorms and apartments, catching up with friends after a great summer, buying (way too expensive) textbooks, and double-checking schedules to make su

Evan Traylor

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