Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

Rabbi Rachel Brown explains why two rabbis chose to use a non-Jewish egg donor to make a Jewish baby, and Rabbi Adam Lavitt welcomes the discussion about different options in how to create a family.


Rabbi Richard Hirsh wonders if Jewish texts and teachings ever lead us to a position different from those we already hold, and Rabbi Jill Maderer responds, looking to Pirke Avot to help us find a way to broaden and challenge our thinking. 


Rabbi Kevin Bernstein explores why rabbis have been slow to understand that synagogues are no longer the defining institution for American Jews, and Rabbi David Glanzberg-Krainin suggests ways rabbis and synagogues need to reinvent themselves for the 21st century.

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