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The Gift of Suffering

The Gift of Suffering In February 2017, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now that my treatment is over, I search for the meaning in…

How You Can Get Civically Engaged This Fall

How You Can Get Civically Engaged This Fall Reform Judaism calls upon us to be civically engaged, making a direct call to action to involve…

Lost in Ambivalence at the Western Wall

Lost in Ambivalence at the Western Wall At the Kotel, the stark contrasts between Reform and Orthodox Jews and the physical separation of males and…

Reform Judaism: How It Evolved in America

Reform Judaism: How It Evolved in America In his new book, Steven R. Weisman offers a compelling narrative about the formation of the Jewish religion…

Turning: A Poem for Yom Kippur

Turning: A Poem for Yom Kippur Inspired by Yom Kippur services in 5778, this poem reflects one writer’s view of the most holy day in…

A Brief History of the Kol Nidrei Prayer

A Brief History of the Kol Nidrei Prayer For most North American Jews, the haunting melody of Kol Nidrei surely is the piece of liturgy…

Choosing Life for Us and Our World

Choosing Life for Us and Our World It’s wonderful and deep that on Yom Kippur, the section of the Torah read in many Reform congregations…

My First-Time Journey into High Holidays

My First-Time Journey into High Holidays This poem was written by a freelance writer, dreamer, and poet who is currently exploring the story of her Jewish ancestry…