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Young man in sweats, head down, sitting on the bottom step of a flight of stairs

Judaism calls upon us to work in partnership with God. In addition to prayers for healing, what can we offer to those whose souls are ailing?

Stacey Zisook Robinson
People protesting at the US Capitol holding signs that says EVERYBODYS GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE

We cannot pretend that these enormous gains for the few are not creating massive suffering and dangerous resentment among the many. 

Rabbi Kenneth Chasen
Royal wedding cookies on a plate with the British flag in the background

My take away from the royal wedding: Despite the differences religions sometimes emphasize, a better future lies among the values, hopes, and aspirations we humans share.

Kerry Leaf
Small boy holding empty bowl signifying hunger

With more than 40 million Americans struggling to put food on the table, gifts of food affirm the dignity and humanity of the most vulnerable among us.  

Jenna Galper
View of Kotel and Dome of the Rock

On the same day the U.S. embassy opened in Jerusalem, more than 60 Palestinians lost their lives at the Gaza border. How can we bring balance to these disparate events? 

Rabbi Josh Weinberg
Row of people standing against a wall

We must create conversations and ask hard questions, fostering a culture of brave outspokenness. This year, I have been on a journey to tackle issues of gender-based violence in my own Jewish community.

Sylvia Levy
Rabbi Rick Jacobs and Rabbi Aaron Panken, z"l

Remembering his colleague, friend, and an extraordinary, brilliant human being, Rabbi Rick Jacobs delivered this eulogy at the funeral of Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, z”l.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Black and white photo of a man's hand reaching out from the darkness

I had heard of the Rohingya people, but admittedly knew little about the depths of their suffering and the atrocities they were enduring.

Rabbi Charles K. Briskin
Group of rabbis standing in front of the Massachusetts statehouse

The Reform Jewish community has been very active in the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.

Rabbi Joseph Meszler
Closeup of a man pulling off a buttonup shirt to reveal a Superman tshirt underneath

Marvel Studio’s latest blockbuster, Avengers: Infinity War, is banking on the superhero genre conceived in the early 1930s by two Jewish high school students.

Arie Kaplan

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