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Jacob Greenblatt

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Shortly after International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), reintroduced the Never Again Education Act, an important piece of legislation designed to improve Holocaust education and combat anti-Semitism. This bill could not come at a more opportune moment, and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) is proud to once again endorse this historic bill.

The Never Again Education Act would establish a fund through the U.S. Department of Education to provide grants to schools to further Holocaust education through...

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Shortly after International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), reintroduced the Never Again Education Act, an important piece of legislation designed to improve Holocaust education and combat anti-Semitism. This bill could not come at a more opportune moment, and we are proud to once again endorse this historic bill.

The Never Again Education Act would establish a fund through the U.S. Department of Education to provide grants to schools to further Holocaust education through new textbooks, teacher training seminars...

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  Recently, the Religious Action Center submitted a letter to Congress urging the repeal of a new tax provision on transportation benefits that would harm nonprofits across the country, including congregations and other institutions within the Reform Movement. We believe it is important to stand up against detrimental polices which unnecessarily entangle government with religion and threaten our ability to build a vibrant Jewish community.

Under the United States tax code, 501(c) nonprofit organizations such as houses of worship, schools, advocacy groups, and private foundations...

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Over the next two weeks, Reform Jews across North America have a unique opportunity to stand up for justice as Massachusetts becomes a national battleground for transgender equality. Voters face a historic ballot referendum that would repeal critical nondiscrimination protections for transgender people across the state. Yet the outcome of the vote is especially significant because it will also set the tone for future debates over LGBTQ equality across the country. Reform Jews everywhere should care about this vote.

Since 2016, Massachusetts state law has protected transgender...

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Lulav and Etrog for celebrating Sukkot

 

Every year, Jews celebrate the festival of Sukkot to mark the fall harvest season and commemorate the conclusion of the Israelites’ forty-year journey through the desert after leaving Egypt. In the Book of Leviticus, God commands the Jewish people, “You shall dwell in booths for seven days…that your generations may know that I made the Children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt” (Leviticus 23:42-43). Many Jews construct a sukkah (plural sukkot), a temporary structure that is only partially enclosed, with one or more walls left open to...

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