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Judaism is an evolving religious civilization. For it to remain living, we must reach out and take hold of Jewish practice, reshape it, and make it new for each generation. Reconstructionist communities study our inherited traditions and shape their practices with the assumption that the past has a vote, but not a veto.


Reconstructionists often say that "the past has a vote, but not a veto." What does that look like in practice? And what moves us toward "uncommanded mitzvot"? These resources examine a range of Reconstructionist approaches to "doing Jewish."

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