Your Virtual Shabbat Box holds many ways to celebrate the day. Choose what nurtures you: listen, watch or read. Looking for Shabbat services? Check out Recon Connect for virtual Shabbat services and other live, online programs throughout the week.
Rabbi Sandra Lawson explains the significance of Juneteenth, and why it is important for Jewish individuals and communities to join in its celebration. Sourced from Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations
A young rabbi wonders how he and his partner might cultivate and nurture spiritual values in raising their young children. Presbyterian minister Bill Borror, Reconstructionist Rabbi Vivie Mayer and Muslim scholar Homayra Ziad offer their wisdom as parents and grandparents. Sourced from Reset, providing Jewish activists with accessible spiritual practice and teachings.
Making Israeli chocolate truffles with rainbow sprinkles is a great family activity to celebrate Pride Month or any time of the year. Adva Chattler and her special assistant, Ayala, shows you how. Sourced from Southern Jewish Kitchens
Psalm 90, recited every Shabbat morning, is particularly poignant at times when we meditate on the meaning of life and death. This version, composed by Rabbi Margot Stein and performed by Miraj, focuses on the blessings that we have received and how wisdom can help us count them. Sourced from ReconstructingJudaism.org
Commenting on the laws of the Red Heifer, Rabbi Michael Cohen argues that “we should not aspire to be Orthodox Jews, or for that matter, Reform or Conservative or even Reconstructionist Jews, but rather, to be Paradox Jews. To be a Jew (or any religious person for that matter) is to understand that we cannot explain everything.” Sourced from ReconstructingJudaism.org
According to Rabbi Richard Hirsh, “notwithstanding our differences, the story of Korach teaches us that for our discussions to be productive, we must strive for them to be ‘for the sake of Heaven.’” Sourced from ReconstructingJudaism.org
Rabbi Shelly Goldman discusses the essay by Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman in which she explores the complexity of holding Jewish identity in relationship to other identities. Sourced from Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, in his d’var Torah on parashat Shelakh Lekha, prays that we may “be like Joshua and Caleb, and have faith in our own abilities to make a difference in the world each and every day, particularly when we join our passions and heart and commitments to one another.” Sourced from ReconstructingJudaism.org
The first American bat mitzvah took place on March 18, 1922. As its 100th anniversary nears, Rabbi Carole Balin, Melissa R. Klapper and Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D. consider the history of the bat mitzvah and its evolution over time. Sourced from Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations