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  1. Spirituality and Mental Health

    This was originally published in the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

    “Humans plan, and God laughs.”

    This Yiddish proverb is not as impious as it might seem at first glance. It declares succinctly an undeniable truth of the human condition: We are not in control. No matter how meticulously we plan, there are innumerable variables for which we can't fully account.

    Often enough, we plan, and things turn out the way we want. And then we are tempted to believe that we are in control after all.

     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/spirituality-and-mental-health

    Posted on: 2016/06/10 - 12:00am

  2. Preparing for a Child

    In the year 741 B.C.E., a prince, Hezekiah, was born to the royal family of Judah. The Prophet Isaiah was excited and inspired. Those were bleak times. King Ahaz, Hezekiah’s father, was paying tribute to the Assyrian emperor in order to avoid invasion and destruction. He was fighting with the northern kingdom of Israel and with Syria. Listen to Isaiah:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/preparing-child

    Posted on: 2014/02/01 - 12:00am

  3. Let's Journey Together

  4. How to Pray JJS

    With Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur approaching, it may be a good time to talk about prayer. A great many of us will find ourselves sitting in synagogue services, not knowing what to do.
     
    How does one pray?
     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/how-pray

    Posted on: 2017/09/20 - 12:00am

  5. Keeping Judaism Alive Behind Prison Walls

    In loyalty, you sustain the living, nurturing the life of everything, healing the sick, freeing the captive.

    Jessica Rosenberg, a senior at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in suburban Philadelphia, has often been inspired and troubled by these words of gratitude in the daily morning prayers. What does it mean that God frees the captive and heals the sick, knowing some people never achieve freedom or recover from certain illnesses? Does it mean that God only delivers some people and not others? Or should the words be interpreted metaphorically?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/keeping-judaism-alive-behind-prison-walls

    Posted on: 2018/02/28 - 10:00am

  6. Does The Torah Require Us To Publicize Names Of Sexual Abusers?

    What does Judaism teach us about how to respond to accusations of harassment or assault? Are we to regard the reputation of the accused as the highest priority even if that means silencing those speaking up against abuse? If so, how can the Jewish community address the problem?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/does-torah-require-us-publicize-names-sexual-abusers

    Posted on: 2018/03/28 - 3:47pm

  7. April 2018 Leadership Column

    Why belong?

    Why belong to the Jewish people? Why belong to a synagogue? Why belong to the Reconstructionist movement?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/why-belong

    Posted on: 2018/04/09 - 8:43am

  8. Seth Rosen Aug 6

    In the last several weeks, two experiences, both of them ongoing, have made clear to me the power and persistency of “gathering” as a lynchpin of building and sustaining a spiritual community within the Reconstructionist movement. By “gathering,” I mean physically gathering—being together at the same time, in the same place, for one another and with one another.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/gathering-together

    Posted on: 2018/08/06 - 4:45pm

  9. Evolve: Sowing the Seeds of Constructive Evolution

  10. With Training and Funding From RRC, Reconstructionist Rabbis and Rabbinical Students Engage Those Seeking Connection and Meaning

    For Tiffany Silliman Cohen, free time is a rare and precious commodity.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/training-funding-for-seekers-connection-meaning

    Posted on: 2019/09/03 - 2:15pm

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