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Below, you’ll find a list of all news and blog posts on the site in reverse chronological order.

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Hope and the New Zionism
January 4, 2016

Adina Newberg sees the ideals of Israel’s Declaration of Independence under increasing pressure, but also acted out by community leaders.




Lights in the Darkness
December 11, 2015

Writing from Israeli during a tense period, Adina Newberg reflects on Hanukkah’s imagery of light in the darkness.




A Light Gone Dim
December 7, 2015

Words of remembrance and appreciation on the loss of Israeli leader Yossi Sarid




Flight to Tel Aviv
December 3, 2015

Adina Newberg, an Israeli-American, describes the inner transition that comes with travelling between her two homelands. 




Statement on Summer 2015 Violence in Israel
August 4, 2015

Statement addressing knife attack on Jerusalem LGBTQ parade and arson attack on Palestinian family. 




Statement Responding to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
June 30, 2015

The Reconstructionist movement celebrates the Supreme Court decision on Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling marriage equality for our country




Twelve Things I Learned About Islam and Muslim Americans
April 13, 2015

In this essay from the spring of 2015, Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer shares her initial misconceptions about Islam and what she’s learned since. She is Director for Multifaith Studies and Initiatives at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.




Jewish-Muslim Relations in America: How to Be an Ally
January 5, 2015

In this essay from January 2016, Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer describes ways in which American Jewish communities can form alliances with Muslim-Americans.




Is God to Blame When Bad Things Happen?
September 1, 2014

When you stop believing that God is the cause of everything that happens to us, you don’t necessarily stop believing in the presence of the divine that infuses all things.




Where is God in This?
July 22, 2014

Rabbi Jacob Staub brings Hasidic thought to bear on a contemporary spiritual question.




Holding Ourselves Accountable
March 15, 2014

Reflections on teaching and learning virtuous behavior




Finding Grace in Parenthood
March 1, 2014

Meditation on the spiritual lessons of parenthood.




Preparing for a Child
February 1, 2014

Reflections on the spirituality of impending parenthood.




Asking for Help
January 29, 2014

How do you ask for help from a non-supernatural God? Rabbi Jacob Staub explores.




Waiting for the Messiah
January 10, 2014

What is the place of the Messiah in Reconstructionist Judaism? Rabbi Jacob Staub reflects. 




Toddlers Turn On to Torah
January 1, 2000

How can you delight two- and three-year-olds with chanting of Torah in ancient melodies called trope?




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