Some Jews-by-choice spend years shul shopping. Others never leave their first synagogue. But what about when you just want to stay home with your chicken?
Your relationship with Deity is a game. You’re a dot and God’s a dot. Connect those dots as you are so moved. Never put anyone else in charge of your game board.
This year, Jews across America enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime mashup of ‘Thanksgivukkah.’ Here’s why I wasn’t one of them.
Rabbinical school. Public transit. Jewish legitimacy. And something you’re not expecting. There’s been a lot of rearranging this month. Let’s talk about who I am–and what I’m gonna be.
Is Kaddish broken in Reform Judaism? Or do our diverse Kaddish practices indicate a movement willing to embrace all who are in need?
Isn’t it funny how the fear of falling so often shows up only after we’ve proven to ourselves our ability to take flight?
What is the appropriate way to conceive of midnight for Reform Jewish religious purposes? Halachic? Secular? Or a little bit of both?
We are a wide, diverse, and ever-changing people of this covenant. We have a duty to respect each other’s privacy. We have an equal duty to hear each other’s stories. Most of all, we have a right to tell them.
Some say Sukkot has become a marginal holiday for Reform Jews because it isn’t rooted in easily understandable rituals. But I can’t imagine a holiday more rooted in the fundamentals of being Jewish…and human.
As we Jews approach the commandments, first we do and then we year. But what happens when we *don’t* hear? And when the mitzvah in question is the Yom Kippur fast?