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by Cyd Weissman
September 7, 2022
A Different Way of Counting the Omer
by Rabbi Jill Hausman
April 3, 2022
The sefirot can be regarded a progressive stepping down of the power of God until it can come into our physical world.
Esther
By Rabbi Lina Zerbarini
March 7, 2022
A question was brought: Why do we read about the building of the Mishkan, or Tabernacle, in the month of Adar, when Purim falls?
Forgiving Ourselves on Yom Kippur
By Lisa Braun Glazer, PhD
August 30, 2021
How can we gather the courage to confront ourselves honestly and compassionately so that we can somehow realize a fresh start?
Reading Ishmael & Isaac on Yom Kippur
By Rabbi Arthur Ocean Waskow and Rabbi Phyllis Ocean Berman
August 16, 2021
We recommend lifting up this passage about Ishmael & Isaac on Yom Kippur as an example of peace-making
Celebrating Shavuot for a Week: A Journey of Revelation and Relationship
By Maggid A. Elias Ramer
May 3, 2021
The giving of Torah happened at one specific time, but the receiving of Torah happens all the time, in every generation.  —Rebbe Yitzchak Meir Alter (1799–1866)
Why Is This Night Different?: A Conversion Journey
By Rabbi Nadyne Eliana Lee
April 21, 2021
Our fortieth anniversary celebrated a marriage that had survived 429 tubes of toothpaste squeezed from the wrong end, three children and three sets of braces, five dogs and four homes, 2,583 arguments and just that many reconciliations, one bout of prostate cancer, one near conversion to Judaism, one near divorce, a few months of perfect hate, and forty years of love. We celebrated our forty years of marriage with a three-week trip to South America.
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By Bija Gutoff
April 13, 2021
I cannot visit my father’s grave because he doesn't have one. 

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