Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz | Reconstructing Judaism

Love Trumps Power

“Not by might, not by power, but by my spirit….” (Zechariah 4:6) Is that the way forward in 2017 and beyond? Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz explores this question in this D’var Torah from December 2016 for Parashat Mikeitz/Shabbat Hanukkah. 

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Tikkun Olam, Unpacked

What is tikkun olam? In this extended article, Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz digs deep into the sources, underpinnings, and implications of “world repair.”

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A New Approach to the Rules Shaping Shabbat Practice

Congregation B’nai Israel in Willimantic, Connecticut underwent a long communal Reconstructionist process to decide on congregational rules for Shabbat practice. This is the result.

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The Torah Process: How Jews Make Decisions

Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz explores the role of text study in Reconstructionist congregations’ decision-making process, with several case studies. This article is excerpted from the Guide to Jewish Practice

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