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BY Jennifer Stempel 10/20/2014

My mother-in-law, Bette Jo, has been an active member of her synagogue for years, and some of her closest friends are those she met participating in her temple sisterhood.

BY Claire Shimberg 10/17/2014

One of the best parts about my job as an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is constantly meeting people who are passionate advocates for the causes they believe in.

BY Rabbi P.J. Schwartz 10/17/2014

Following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, there was no central place for Jews to make sacrifices and worship God.

BY Jane E. Herman 10/16/2014

It's been well over a year since Angelina Jolie's New York Times op-ed brought hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome to the world's attention.

Cooking with the Sisterhood: Balsamic Marinated Strawberry Trifle BY Jennifer Stempel
Bitten by the Anti-Malaria Bug BY Claire Shimberg
Talmud Torah: To Study, Learn, and Grow BY Rabbi P.J. Schwartz
To Test or Not to Test: Ashkenazi Jews and BRCA Gene Mutations BY Jane E. Herman

My mother-in-law, Bette Jo, has been an active member of her synagogue for years, and some of her closest friends are those she met participating in her temple sisterhood. These are the women whose kids grew up alongside my husband and his brothers, and who jumped at the chance to throw me a fantastic bridal shower when I married Kenny. Several of them made the trek to Los Angeles to celebrate our nuptials with us, and a couple even acted as official witnesses during our ketubah (marriage contract) signing ceremony. Over the years, some of Bette Jo’s sisterhood friends and I have connected...

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God speaks, things happen Light and dark, heaven and earth, The seas and dry land The sun and the moon Creatures of the air, sea, land Then man and woman Finally, Shabbat A day set aside for rest Sanctified by God Genesis 1:3: God said. "Let there be light" and there was light. Genesis 2:3: God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it, because on that day God had rested from all the work of creation.Image © Depositphotos.com/DesignPicsInc

One of the best parts about my job as an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is constantly meeting people who are passionate advocates for the causes they believe in. Not only do these interactions reinvigorate my optimism for success on the issues I work on, but they also inspire me to learn and engage in new issues too. I had one such experience over the last two days. I showed up to the Nothing But Nets Champion Summit a few weeks ago as part of the RAC team...

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Following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, there was no central place for Jews to make sacrifices and worship God. As such, prayer replaced sacrifice, and the study of Torah - including the Five Books of Moses and all Jewish teachings that followed - became a primary expression of commitment to a Jewish way of living.

The rabbis who emerged following the destruction of the Temple believed that Judaism could remain vibrant, meaningful, and relevant, if they, and all Jews, chose for it to be so. Much like our ancestors, we too are faced with the challenge of maintaining...

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It's been well over a year since Angelina Jolie's New York Times op-ed brought hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome to the world's attention. In that essay, Jolie announced that she had undergone a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy after she tested positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation, which significantly increased her lifetime risk for both breast and ovarian cancer.

With breast cancer awareness month upon us, October is an apt time to unpack...

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