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Hanukkah Reconsidered: A Split in the Jewish Soul I grew up loving this holiday – until I learned the dark side and felt like a kid discovering that there’s no Santa Claus. It turns out Hanukkah is, in part, a tale...
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Fake News and Factual Distress Fake news and falsehoods are difficult to combat. What happens when such stories emerge from within the greater Jewish family?...
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Remembering Victims of Gun Violence: Join the National Gun Violence Prevention Shabbat Tragically, 2017 has been a particularly deadly year for gun violence. Partner with us in the struggle to prevent gun violence – join the National Gun Violence...
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We Need a Moral Revival: Rev. Dr. Barber’s Prophetic Speech Describing Reverend Dr. William J....
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Because of the Reform Movement... Union for Reform Judaism Board Chair Daryl Messinger asked her audience to finish the sentence: "Because of the Reform Movement..." This is how Twitter responded....
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Help the Victims of the Southern California Fires As shown in the powerful photo above, featuring Leo Baeck Temple (Los Angeles, CA) while fires rages...
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We Need a Holocaust Narrative Reset, and Reform Jews Can Lead the Way Whispers grow of a stealthy increase in “Holocaust fatigue” among all the generations. What is required is resetting of the narrative reset....
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Learning from Joseph About Criminal Justice Reform Joseph’s story, from slave to prisoner to prince, illustrates an important lesson: all prisoners, no matter their alleged crime, are capable of redemption and renewal. ...
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How My Menorah Became a Cherished Symbol of Life We always lit two menorahs at Hanukkah: One used candles; the other was electric, with bright orange bulbs. That second one became a precious symbol of life and light....
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Shine a Light: Advancing Progressive Values in Israel This Hanukkah Although Jews have had access to the Western Wall since 1967, only some Jews feel ownership over this important site. ...
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