Jewish Holidays

The Exile of Tishah B’Av: What Is It We're Mourning?

The Exile of Tishah B’Av: What Is It We're Mourning? The Exile of Tishah B’Av: What Is It We're Mourning? Jul 18, 2018|Rabbi Neal Gold Rabbi Neal Gold is a teacher, writer, and scholar based in Massachusetts. Email Rabbi Gold or visit his website.  

My Friends and I Were Attacked at the Kotel

My Friends and I Were Attacked at the Kotel My Friends and I Were Attacked at the Kotel Jul 18, 2018|Emanuel Chayyim Colón Emanuel Chayyim Colón is a member of Temple Emanuel Sinai in Worcester, MA, and a student at Worcester State University. He served as a college ambassador at the 2017 Union for Judaism Biennial and was a speaker at the Worcester March For Our Lives rally.

Countdown to Tishah B'Av: A Primer on the Three Weeks

Countdown to Tishah B'Av: A Primer on the Three Weeks Countdown to Tishah B'Av: A Primer on the Three Weeks Jul 04, 2018|Rabbi Ruth Adar Rabbi Ruth Adar serves unaffiliated Jews in the East Bay Area of California and teaches at Lehrhaus Judaica. She blogs at Coffee Shop Rabbi.

How to Increase the Divine Presence in the World

How to Increase the Divine Presence in the World How to Increase the Divine Presence in the World Jun 11, 2018|Rabbi Loren Sykes Rabbi Loren Sykes lives in Jerusalem, Israel, where he is the principal of URJ Heller High.

Why Do We Read the Book of Ruth on Shavuot?

Why Do We Read the Book of Ruth on Shavuot? May 17, 2018|Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Dr. Tikva Frymer-Kensky, z”l Why Do We Read the Book of Ruth on Shavuot?

Wrestling with Torah and More on the Way to Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Wrestling with Torah and More on the Way to Adult B'nai Mitzvah Wrestling with Torah and More on the Way to Adult B'nai Mitzvah May 17, 2018|Rabbi Lisa S. Greene Rabbi Lisa S. Greene is a member of the clergy team at North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe, IL.

On Shavuot: "Re-Covenanting" as a Unified People

On Shavuot: "Re-Covenanting" as a Unified People On Shavuot: "Re-Covenanting" as a Unified People May 16, 2018|Rabbi David Jaffe Rabbi David Jaffe is the author of the award-winner book Changing the World from the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change, winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Contemporary Jewish Life. He is the founder and principal of Kirva Consulting and teaches Mussar and Jewish spirituality to rabbis, educators, activists, organizational leaders, and spiritual seekers of all backgrounds throughout North America. He blogs at rabbidavidjaffe.com

A Week of Trauma and Triumph

A Week of Trauma and Triumph A Week of Trauma and Triumph May 15, 2018|Rabbi Josh Weinberg Rabbi Josh Weinberg is president of ARZA, the Zionist wing of the Reform Jewish Movement.

Shavuot Backyard Fun: Making Blueberry Balsamic Ice Cream

Shavuot Backyard Fun: Making Blueberry Balsamic Ice Cream May 15, 2018|Hannah Riederer Shavuot Backyard Fun: Making Blueberry Balsamic Ice Cream

Is There a Blessing for a Blintz?

Is There a Blessing for a Blintz? Is There a Blessing for a Blintz? May 15, 2018|Cantor Evan Kent Cantor Evan Kent is an oleh chadash (new immigrant) living in Jerusalem, where he is on the faculty of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. For 25 years, he served Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles, CA.