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  1. Nancy F-K Tazria Metzora Dvar Torah

    Last week there appeared in my mailbox at RRC, a book that I had never heard of by someone who was also unknown to me. The book is called The Plausible God: Secular Reflections on Liberal Jewish Theology. The author, Mitchell Silver, is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, and a devout secular Jew. His book was occasioned by a growing realization that all of his good philosophical arguments against religion were really arguments against traditional theism, the “old God” as he calls Him. And I use the word “Him” advisedly here.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/why-do-we-pray-dvar-torah-tazriametzora

    Posted on: 2016/08/22 - 2:31am

  2. Where is God in This?

    “I’ve hit a wall,” a spiritual direction client recently said to me. “I want to discern God’s presence more frequently.”

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/where-god

    Posted on: 2014/07/22 - 12:00am

  3. Is God to Blame When Bad Things Happen? JJS

    Often enough, I run into people who report that their faith in God was shattered when something terrible happened. If there is a God, they ask, how could He let such things happen?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/god-blame-when-bad-things-happen

    Posted on: 2014/09/01 - 12:00am

  4. Asking for Help - JJS

    It can be extremely difficult to ask for help.

    Contemporary Western secular culture prizes autonomy and self-reliance. From a very early age, we are taught that it is better to be independent than dependent, so that corporations have to train their employees to work cooperatively and interdependently.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/asking-help

    Posted on: 2014/01/29 - 12:00am

  5. Finding Grace in Parenthood

    Jonah Itai Staub, our grandson, emerged on Friday at 6:45 a.m. At 6:52, we received the text from our son Andrew: “Baby is here! Everyone is healthy.” This coming Friday, little Jonah will be circumcised into the covenant of Abraham.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/finding-grace-parenthood

    Posted on: 2014/03/01 - 12:00am

  6. Embracing Our Sorrows

    Tisha B’Av (The Ninth Day of Av) is a 24-hour fast that is observed this week. Traditionally, it is a big deal. It is the only 24-hour fast on the Jewish calendar besides Yom Kippur. Jews commemorate the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple in 70 C.E. and many other calamitous events that have occurred throughout our history.

    Why do we harp on sorrowful events that occurred so many centuries ago? It is a legitimate question.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/embracing-our-sorrows

    Posted on: 2017/07/31 - 1:22pm

  7. G-dliness, Faith in Humanity and Surviving 9/11

    Jonathan Markowitz is a member of Reconstructing Judaism’s Board of Governors and treasurer of Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, in Evanston, Ill. On Sept. 11, 2001, he was on the 85th floor of One World Trade Center, and managed to descend to safety along with all of his staff. Last year, he recounted his experiences and reflections — his thoughts on God, Judaism and humanity — in this talk, delivered to the North Shore Post of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/godliness-faith-in-humanity-and-surviving-911

    Posted on: 2019/09/06 - 10:30am

  8. Ritualwell’s ADVOT Creates Poetic Community

    This article was originally published in the Jewish Exponent by Sasha Rogelberg.

     

    Before Ritualwell was a website containing more than 2,200 liturgy and rituals crowdsourced by Jews, it was an idea of where to put dozens of scraps of paper in the drawers of offices in the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Kolot: Center for Jewish Women’s and Gender Studies in Wyncote. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/ritualwells-advot-creates-poetic-community

    Posted on: 2021/10/28 - 4:53pm