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How We Can Learn to Hear God Do you really think God talks to us? Hearing the Divine is not easy work, and we don’t have a map or a knowledgebase to work from....
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Pursuing Criminal Justice Reform to Honor MLK’s Legacy This week, Shabbat Tzedek gives us an opportunity to renew our commitment to the ongoing struggle to ensure civil rights and racial equality for all....
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Why ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is Such a Jewish Movie Call Me By Your Name has earned wide praise for its nuanced and lush portrayal of a young man's coming to terms with his sexuality....
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Inspiring Israeli Students with a Visit to the Knesset Recently, I took my b’nai mitzvah students to the Knesset to see how liberal Jewish values are rooted in tradition and can inform Israel’s public policy decisions....
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Is Bipartisan Support for Israel in Congress Ending? A key principle of American Jewish politics since 1948 has been that support for Israel should be bipartisan. Today, that bipartisan support for Israel may be ending....
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Acting Like Pharaoh's Daughter - Not Like Pharaoh Himself Netanyahu's expulsion of African asylum-seekers from Israel may be technically permissible, but that does not make it moral or decent....
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We Need A Moral Breakthrough: A Reverend's Remarks to the Reform Jewish Community This address was presented before the 74th Union for Reform Judaism Biennial convention on Wednesday, December 6....
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MLK Day: A Call for Jews to Fight for Racial Justice Today This year, let us use MLK Day to focus on the civil rights movement happening in the United States today....
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When Jews Came from "Shithole Countries" Jews were "undesirable" and "filthy," said a report submitted to the House Committee on Immigration in 1924, written by the director of the United Stated Consular Service....
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Could This Zionist Thinker Predict the Future? A walk in Tel Aviv’s Old Cemetery led me to the tombstone of Ahad Ha’am, one of the most influential pre-state Zionist thinkers and the founder of cultural Zionism....
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