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Building the World We Wish to See

Building the World We Wish to See Just as it is inaccurate to paint all progressive Jews with a broad brush, the same is true…

A Familiar Conversation with a Family Twist

A Familiar Conversation with a Family Twist It’s a conversation I had had hundreds of times in my 44 years as a Jewish educator. However,…

The Gay Synagogue I Didn’t Know I Needed

The Gay Synagogue I Didn’t Know I Needed Congregation Kol Ami in West Hollywood, CA, is dedicated to raising the voices of queer folks so…

8 Great Books for Jewish Children of Color

8 Great Books for Jewish Children of Color Just in time for the eight nights of Hanukkah, here are eight illustrated books that are sure to…

"Sing Hallelujah": A Poem for Thanksgiving

“Sing Hallelujah”: A Poem for Thanksgiving Poet Stacey Zisook Robinson reflects on Judaism’s call to us to both partner with God to repair what is…

What Can We Learn from a Chasidic Melody?

What Can We Learn from a Chasidic Melody? Nigunim, wordless melodies, can take numerous forms: some are fast and energetic, others are ponderous and slow,…

Checkout-Line Blessings at the Israeli Supermarket

Checkout-Line Blessings at the Israeli Supermarket Although Israel is filled with many religious people, most supermarket visits don’t come with a side of checkout-line-blessings like…