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  1. The World as Sacred Space

    In a recent class on Jewish environmental ethics, one participant asked: “If our tradition sees the world as sacred enough to deserve our utmost protection, then why haven’t I heard this before — and how did we let things get so out of whack?”

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/world-sacred-space-judaic-teachings-and-ecological-consciousness

    Posted on: 2016/04/13 - 6:18pm

  2. Rabbi Fredi's Challah

    High Holiday Sweet Cranberry Challah

    Marlyn’s Grandfather’s Recipe

    This is—simply stated—my favorite challah recipe…..and I have tried many!!!!

    Ingredients: to make this a pareve challah for a meat meal

     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/rabbi-fredis-challah

    Posted on: 2016/04/14 - 9:57am

  3. Prayer for AIDS Awareness Shabbat

    Before Lighting the Shabbat Candles:

    Tonight, on AIDS Awareness Shabbat, we kindle these lights. Not only do these lights signify the beginning of Shabbat they symbolize much more. Tonight these lights represent the memories that continue to shine of those whom we have lost to the AIDS epidemic. Tonight these lights illuminate the path to wholeness and healing for all of us who are affected and infected by HIV/AIDS. Tonight these lights ignite the sparks within that call us to action. Tonight these lights are beacons of hope for an AIDS-free world.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/prayer-aids-awareness-shabbat

    Posted on: 2016/04/15 - 11:49am

  4. Take Your Judaism For A Walk

    My dictionary defines ecology as “the relationship of organisms to their environment.” The root, eco, is from the Greek word oikos, meaning house, the space we inhabit. When we speak of ecology today, however, we generally mean making the world a better place to live in by cleaning it up. I would like to present two approaches to this subject—first, that of two experts in the field, and second, an idea that I had.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/take-your-judaism-walk

    Posted on: 2016/04/15 - 12:09pm

  5. High Holiday Liturgy

    Rabbi Alan LaPayover (RRC ‘02), recorded the prayers of the Reconstructionist liturgy for the High Holiday services. The sound files are available for listening and download on this page of the RRC website.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/high-holiday-liturgy

    Posted on: 2016/04/15 - 1:19pm

  6. Trees of the Bible

    There are many trees mentioned in the Bible. Here is a list of some of them and where you can find them. Look them up and find out what they say about them.

    Acacia: Exodus 26:15
    Almond: Numbers 17:8; Ecclesiastes 12:5
    Apple: Joel 1:12; Song of Songs 2:2-5
    Cedar: I Kings 9:11; II Chronicles 2:3-8
    Cypress: Isaiah 41:19; I Kings 9:11
    Date Palm: Psalms 92:12-14
    Fig: Song of Songs 2:11-13
    Henna: Song of Songs 1:14

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/trees-bible

    Posted on: 2016/04/15 - 1:52pm

  7. Finding Forgiveness

    We hear about forgiveness every year at the High Holy Days. We seek God’s forgiveness in shul from Selihot through the final prayers of Yom Kippur.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/finding-forgiveness

    Posted on: 2016/04/15 - 2:14pm

  8. Understanding Transgender Issues in Jewish Ethics

    The dominant approach to gender in Western society has its origin in Christian thought that understands both sex and gender as binary. In that understanding, everyone is either male or female, and gender and sex are identical. While Jews gradually absorbed that perspective, classical rabbinic Judaism had a much more sophisticated understanding.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/understanding-transgender-issues-jewish-ethics

    Posted on: 2016/04/18 - 3:48pm

  9. Jews and Fellow Travelers

    (Originally published in the Spring 2005 edition of Reconstructionism Today)

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/jews-and-fellow-travelers-appreciating-gifts-non-jewish-partners

    Posted on: 2016/04/18 - 4:45pm

  10. Guide to Talking about Israel in your Congregation

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