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As a Reform Jew growing up in suburban New York, anti-Semitism seemed as removed from my own experience as Sunday school stories of Jonah and the Whale.

Sam Rubin
Passover celebrates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in ancient Egypt. The word for Egypt, Mitzrayim, is derived from m'tzarim, meaning ‘narrow straits.’ This imagery carries into the present, often used to describe ‘one’s narrow place,’ w
Photo: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90 via Times of Israel.
 
Elizabeth Leff
Liz Dunst holding the Torah at the Kotel

“Was I willing to openly carry a Torah into the upper plaza of the Kotel?” This was the question posed to as I attended Connections 2017 of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) in Jerusal

Isabel P. "Liz" Dunst

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Sarah Greenberg

On Wednesday, October 26, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) passed a resolution that recognized the Temple Mount as a site holy only to the Islamic faith

Shelby Friedman

The beginning of the program year is always an exciting time at the RAC, as we begin a new cycle of tikkun olam work.

Sarah Greenberg
Israeli flag waving

Eleven years ago, Palestinian civil society groups created a call for a series of universal boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

Rebeca Feldman
Demoz Deboch, praying

Three years ago, in 2013, my husband David Elcott and I traveled to Ethiopia to witness the airlift of the last of the Ethiopian Jewish community to Israel.

Rabbi Shira Milgrom