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Blessings to Share

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.

On Thanksgiving I acknowledge all that I have and pray that we will all have more to be thankful for next year.

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A Ritual That Can Cut Both Ways

By Rabbi Boris Dolin
The concept of circumcision is both a deeply powerful ritual practice and a profoundly troubling remnant of a different time.  A few years ago, when we were expecting our first child, we... [more]

Lift Every Voice

by JM Poses

Elections provide us with an opportunity to organize our personal values and community commitments. The act of voting can be a first step toward becoming the engaged citizens we aspire to be.

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Welcoming Daughters

By Rabbi Linda Holtzman
Looking at a baby girl and feeling the joy of celebrating who she is and who she will become are wonderful experiences. A welcoming foot washing ceremony is one way of concretizing that joy. In 1980... [more]

No Short Cuts For Circumcision

By Rabbi Kevin Bernstein
Pun intended.  The popular press has recently reminded contemporary Jews that the continuation of brit milah (ritual circumcision), remains a challenge…and if you don’t believe me, ask any Jewish... [more]

A Ceremony Is Born

by Rabbi Danielle Stillman

The women who attended my blessing circle couldn’t believe the news when they heard it. I daresay everyone felt like they had a little bit to do with it—I certainly think they did.

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You Shall Have Nothing But Joy

by Rabbi Roni Handler

We don’t want Yom Kippur to leave us in a slump, struggling to pick ourselves up.  Instead, we must embrace joy so that we may restore balance in the world, in our community, and within ourselves.

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Honest Accounting

by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.

It is too easy to find fault in others.  How can we be more honest with ourselves so that we can make corrections to our decisions? 

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Return to Me

by Rabbi Yael Levy

The One of Infinite Possibilities calls: Return to me and I will return to you. (Zecaria 1:3)

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