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  1. Wrestling with Rest

    Shabbat, ideally a source of joy, rest and renewal, can also pose some interesting community dilemmas. Many congregations face questions about Sabbath “rules” such as:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/wrestling-rest

    Posted on: 2016/04/26 - 11:26am

  2. Jacob Staub KI Talk on Reconstructionism

    In this talk given at Congregation Kehillat Israel in Pacific Palisades, California, Rabbi Jacob Staub explores what makes Reconstructionist communities unique. Selected quotes follow. The entire call transcript is available at the bottom of this page. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/what-makes-reconstructionist-congregation-different

    Posted on: 2016/10/28 - 1:11am

  3. New Approach to Shabbat Practice (Schwartz)

    Congregation B'nai Israel in Willimantic, Connecticut underwent a long communal Reconstructionist process to decide on congregational rules for Shabbat practice. This newsletter article documents that process, and explains the values weighed and the eventual outcome that was reached. This document can serve as an exemplar for Values Based Decision Making on other topics as well. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/new-approach-rules-shaping-shabbat-practice

    Posted on: 2016/12/01 - 1:41pm

  4. Jewish Values and Journalistic Ethics - News Item re: Interview

    It is a fascinating time in the world of journalism right now; some might say unprecedented. With fake news proliferating and an antagonistic relationship between the White House and the press, the role of the media and factual reporting has never seemed more urgent. Can Jewish values inform the practice of journalism and journalistic ethics? Check out this conversation between Rabbi David A.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/jewish-values-and-journalistic-ethics

    Posted on: 2017/03/23 - 12:39pm

  5. Journalistic Ethics and Jewish Tradition - Audio

    It is a fascinating time in the world of journalism right now; some might say unprecedented. With fake news proliferating and an antagonistic relationship between the White House and the press, the role of the media and factual reporting has never seemed more urgent. Can Jewish values inform the practice of journalism and journalistic ethics? Check out this conversation between Rabbi David A.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/jewish-tradition-and-journalistic-ethics-audio

    Posted on: 2017/03/23 - 8:00pm

  6. Reconstructing for Tomorrow 11/7/17 First Session

    There’s been a tension throughout our history between understanding Reconstructionism as an approach to being Jewish, a set of questions, a set of processes, a set of conversations. Reconstructionism as an organizational structure embodies those questions, those processes, those conversations.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/reconstructingfortomorrowfirstsession

    Posted on: 2017/11/10 - 3:38pm

  7. Book Club Third Session 11/27/17

    What is my “Elijah moment?” How do I take care of myself, take care of the people I work with, and continue my activism? 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/bookclubthirdsession

    Posted on: 2017/11/28 - 2:46pm

  8. Reconstructing for Tomorrow Second Session

    “As with Torah, so with ecology.”

    green leaves

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/reconstructingfortomorrowsecondsession

    Posted on: 2017/12/05 - 4:06pm

  9. Network for Network Builders 12/13/17

    In our networks, how do we live our espoused values?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/networkfornetworkbuilderssecondsession

    Posted on: 2017/12/13 - 4:26pm

  10. Reconstructing for Tomorrow 12/5/2017 Third Session

    The Reconstructionist movement investigates a natural or transnatural understanding of God…that is, setting aside the personal idea of God…and embraces the laws of natural science and accept that they are contained within a divinity.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/reconstructingfortomorrowthirdsession

    Posted on: 2018/02/05 - 10:57am

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