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When my mother was born in the Polish town of Dabrowa Gornicza in 1921, her Hasidic parents sought their rebbe’s advice on how to protect their infant from the sword of malach-hamavet
As I was getting ready to run errands at lunchtime one day this week, I said to a colleague, “I’m running out for a few Mother’s Day cards.”
With its focus on freedom, Passover is a perfect time to incorporate modern-day social justice issues into the retelling o
The mezuzot (plural of mezuzah) snuggle next to one another in a ceramic bowl like a litter of newborn puppies seeking each othe
For 30 years, I was a congregational rabbi.
My foray into Judaism came unexpectedly with a gift from my mother – a menorah. My grandmother's father was Jewish, but none of our family members after him was raised Jewish.
Scouting promotes so many values we want for our daughter: love of nature, respect for the environment, equality and teamwork, and responsibility for our fellow humans.
Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, senior rabbi of Beth Haverim Shir Shalom in Mahwah, N.J., attributes his passion for social justice to his youth group and Jewish cam
On Rosh HaShanah, I asked our congregation this question: “Who do we want to be in this new year?”
I thought I invented the word until I Googled it and discovered it already exists.
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!