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Yom Kippur at the Lincoln Memorial

An open invitation to the nation's Jewish community to stand as one for services at the Lincoln Memorial.   Rabbi Sheila Peltz   I was having lunch with...
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Football, Jewish Values, and My Inner Struggle

The rabbis tackle the appropiateness of cheering for and enjoying the violent sport of football. Rabbi Jake Singer-Beilin I like to watch football. I’m not a...
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Examining the Threads of Our Global Jewish Tapestry

Becoming inclusive is a skill that needs to be practiced year-round, and the new year is the perfect time to recommit to the practice. Rabbi...
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Not Your Mother’s Judaism

A few generations ago, young Jews married in their early 20s and joined the synagogue for life. Today many people are looking for something...
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The Unifying Power Of An Israeli Bus

Unlike most American city buses, which are generally used by a rather narrow segment of society, Israeli buses are used by everybody.   Alan Iser I enjoy...
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The Comforter’s Lament

On the cusp of the eve of Tisha B’Av, I received a phone call from my adult daughter. With a heaviness in her voice, she said...
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Where The Wild Things Should Be

Judaism teaches us about life. We are to tame the yetzer hara, that base inclination, with the yetzer tov, the good inclination. Rabbi Roger Lerner "Would...
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Freedom — But for What?

Two Rabbis discuss freedom, the Internet, speaking out  and living together this Fourth of July. Rabbi Gerald R. Fox As Independence Day arrives, my thoughts drift...
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Cultivating Ahavat Yisrael — by Making Israel Real

Two Rabbis discuss both showing the younger generation the good Israel does and inviting them into the actual experience of Israel. Rabbi Dan Wolpe One of...
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When a Wall Is a Uniting Force

Rabbi Leah Richman writes, that the Kotel has always been her favorite place on Earth and for the first time, she was able to...