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  1. About Recon - Intellectual Origins

    The name Reconstructionist was coined in the first half of the 20th century to describe an approach to understanding and living a Jewish life that dates back to the sixth century B.C.E. Jeremiah illustrated this approach as he confronted the challenges of early Israel.. Correctly sensing that the community was facing great changes, Jeremiah understood that it was his role as a Jewish leader:

    To uproot and to pull down, To destroy and to overthrow, To build and to plant.” (Jer. 1:10)

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/reconstructionist-movement-intellectual-origins

    Posted on: 2016/03/22 - 6:01pm

  2. Reconstructionist Educators' FAQs

  3. Introduction to Reconstructionist Educators' FAQs

    Click here to read the FAQs themselves.

    What is going on in a child’s mind when they ask a question? Rabbi Harold Kushner tells the amusing story of the parent who wanted to provide sophisticated theological answers to his five-year-old son who had asked about God. The father explained how God wasn’t really a person, but was instead a spirit, a miraculous presence. A few minutes later the five-year-old came back to his father and said, “I got it. God is like Casper the Friendly Ghost.”

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/introduction-reconstructionist-educators-faqs

    Posted on: 2016/03/24 - 6:12pm

  4. Adonai-Elohim: The Two Faces of God

    Right after Yom Kippur I received a frantic telephone call. As I arrived at the home, it was already filled with family and friends. I knew the family very well: serious Jews.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/adonai-elohim-two-faces-god

    Posted on: 2016/04/26 - 11:46am

  5. Dialogue Episode 3 Transcript

  6. Dialogue Episode 1 Transcript

  7. Dialogue Episode 2 Transcript

  8. Sometimes You Have to Close Your Eyes and Leap

    As a child I was never much of a risk taker. I was so afraid of the water that I didn’t even learn to swim until I was nearly a teenager. I was also definitely an introvert as a child: while I did have a few good friends, I was never really comfortable with most group activities. Other than music and a passion to learn drums and percussion, my favorite pastimes were either reading by myself (I still follow my regimen of reading at least 50 books every year), or hanging out at my synagogue, where I always felt comfortable, at home, and safe.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/sometimes-you-have-close-your-eyes-and-leap

    Posted on: 2016/05/05 - 11:30am

  9. Reconstructionist Chutzpah

    Chabad shluchim, Beat poets, stoner Kabbalah artists, Walt Whitman, Rebbe Nachman, Mizrahi social activists: each of these occupy a place in my constellation of influences, waning and waxing in potency. I revere them and I synthesize many of their characteristics and techniques in my work.

    Mordecai Kaplan is not on this list, nor are other “Reconstructionist” spiritual leaders. So am I a Reconstructionist rabbi? What does it mean to be Reconstructionist?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/reconstructionist-chutzpah-spirit-provocation

    Posted on: 2016/05/05 - 11:32am

  10. Role of Obligation in Jewish Education (Discussion)

    Discussion from November - December, 2001


     

    Sarah Rubin - Monday November 26, 2001:

    EdTalk Chevre,

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/role-obligation-jewish-education-discussion

    Posted on: 2016/05/06 - 10:49am

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