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  1. Reconstructionist Torah Blessings

    The traditional blessing before reading from the Torah contains the phrase אֲשֶׁר בָּֽחַר בָּֽנוּ מִכָּל הָעַמִּים (asher bakhar banu mikol ha’amim) — “Praised are you Lord our God, ruler of the Universe, who has chosen us from among all peoples by giving us the Torah.”  The Reconstructionist version of that phrase is rewritten as אֲשֶׁר קֵרְבָנוּ לַעֲבוֹדָתוֹ (asher kervanu la’avodato), “who has drawn us to your service by giving us the Torah.” This change preserves the notion of Torah as our unique and prec

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/video/reconstructionist-blessing-torah-reading

    Posted on: 2016/06/16 - 5:06pm

  2. Peoplehood Educational Gifts from Kaplan Center

    Rabbi Jeffrey Schein has created a suite of educational resources on Jewish peoplehood, under the auspices of the Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood.

     

    The resources include:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/video/jewish-peoplehood-educational-resources

    Posted on: 2016/06/28 - 10:41am

  3. Building Our Community of Communities video news post

    In a brief video, Seth Rosen talks about the role Reconstructing Judaism plays in supporting and connecting Reconstructionist communities, and amplifying our collective Reconstructionist voice. Seth Rosen is chair of the board of governors of Reconstructing Judaism.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/building-our-community-communities

    Posted on: 2019/05/10 - 6:54pm

  4. Jewish Particularism & Universalism: R' Deborah Waxman interviewed by R' Shmuly Yanklowitz

    Why did Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D, president of Reconstructing Judaism, choose a career in the rabbinate? How did she arrive at her personal theology? How does that theology shape her response, and Reconstructing Judaism’s response, to the unprecedented health, economic and social crisis brought on by the coronavirus?  

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/jewish-particularism-universalism-interview-rabbi-deborah-waxman-phd

    Posted on: 2020/04/23 - 12:01pm

  5. Rooted and Relevant Haberman lecture

    As the pandemic has made clear, we are in an era of unprecedented social upheaval. Our political, social and communal institutions are challenged by a breakdown in civil discourse and democratic values, rising extremist movements, the need to reckon with systemic racial injustice, and an existential climate threat. To meet this century’s new realities, our institutions must adapt and evolve to promote democracy, foster meaningful conversations, and join together to ensure that all people are treated with dignity and respect. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/rooted-and-relevant-21st-century-jewish-life

    Posted on: 2021/03/05 - 2:51pm

  6. The Reconstructionist Movement Comes Together in New Hinei Mah Tov Video

    As part of our recent convention, B’yachad: Reconstructing Judaism Together, we shared this video of a new setting for Hinei Mah Tov by RRC student Solomon Hoffman. It features over 150 Reconstructionists representing 40 of our communities from across North America and beyond. The participants reflect the spectrum of our movement—lay leaders, Rabbis, Cantors, students, teachers, children, elders, musicians, singers, dancers, artists—all sharing in this collective project.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/reconstructionist-movement-comes-together-new-hinei-mah-tov-video

    Posted on: 2022/04/07 - 9:44am