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In early 1948, Israel’s founders gathered to decide on a national anthem for the new State.
Fifty is a number with immense significance in the Jewish tradition.
Only in Israel and nowhere else is the injunction to remember felt as a religious imperative to an entire people.
-- Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi
Every year, on the fourth of the Hebrew month of Iyar, Israel observes Yom HaZikaron, a day of memori
“There is a short road that is actually long, and a long road that is actually short.”
-- A young boy to Rabbi Yehoshua, Talmud, Eruvin 53b
I wasn’t one of the six million who died in the Shoah,
I wasn’t even among the survivors.
And I wasn’t one of the six hundred thousand who went out of Egypt…
Aretha Franklin lays it all out on the greasy diner floor, truly giving us something to “Think” about as she attempts to keep her
The plane landed in Tel Aviv with a thud, olive trees and soldiers lining the runway.
I am a dreamer; tradition and faith are an important part of who I am. Going to Israel was a dream I’d had for as long as I can remember.
Israeli filmmaker Nitzan Gilady’s feature film, Wedding Doll (Hatuna MeNiyar) tells the story of Hagit, a young woman with a mild int
Here are 10 ways Jewish Israelis wIll celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut, beginning Monday evening, May 1.
Learn how Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut relate to social justice.
Dubbed “the Torah pass” by the founding rabbi of our congregation, our rabbi has continued this emotional ritual.
Find out what was hidden under the chocolates Uncle George had packed in the summer of 1937.
The Jewish Sabbath is a time set apart to focus on what really matters: gratitude for our lives and our communities, and for the growth of the spirit.
At sundown on Friday, the Shabbat candles are lit before the blessing is recited. Here are the words and a recording to hear them sung!
The Eternal One spoke to Moses after the death the two sons of Aaron who died when they drew too close to the presence of the Eternal. - Leviticus 16:1
The Eternal One spoke to Moses saying: "Speak to the whole Israelite community and say to them: You shall be holy, for I, the Eternal your God, am holy." - Leviticus 19:1-2
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Learn why the newest FBI annual Hate Crime Statistics Report is especially frightening,
Learn why one congregation has joined 170 others to help refugee families resettle in their area.
One of the defining questions of Jewish peoplehood in our time is: “Who is a Jew?”
How do we respond to the distorted media coverage of Israel?
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
April showers bring May flowers; prepare with a WRJ umbrella—now on sale!