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  1. Camp JRF Promo Video 2016

    This video was produced for Camp JRF by Perlow Productions.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/video/camp-jrf

    Posted on: 2016/07/22 - 2:07pm

  2. Reconstructionism Landing

    Reconstructionists approach Judaism — and life — with deep reverence for the past and a passion to relate it to the present. In a rapidly changing world, Reconstructionist communities share and create new ways of being Jewish to connect us to the divine and ensure our lives are filled with purpose.

    • We view Judaism as the evolving civilization of the Jewish people in an ongoing relationship with God. Our shared culture — rituals, traditions and practices — reflect over 3,000 years of that evolution, and we continue to share and shape it today.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/learn/reconstructionism

    Posted on: 2016/08/22 - 12:43am

  3. Dialogues Landing

    Dialogues are an occasional feature bringing together many voices to examine a specific topic. In Cutting Edge Judaism, we brought together longtime Reconstructionist leaders with newer voices from within and beyond the movement, in a 3-week series on articles and recorded interviews. And in Israel & Zionism, we solicited a wide range of Reconstructionist voices across the ideological spectrum to express perspectives on Israel at a particular historical moment.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/dialogues

    Posted on: 2016/08/22 - 12:45am

  4. Affiliation Landing

    Being An Affiliate

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/being-an-affiliate

    Posted on: 2016/08/22 - 3:39pm

  5. Ethics and Values Landing

    Jewish tradition is imbued with values that bear on every important decision we face. What are my obligations to my community? How should I handle charitable giving in a world overwhelmed by human need?  How do I navigate decisions on issues ranging from sexual ethics and gender identity to end-of-life decisions?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/learn/ethics-and-values

    Posted on: 2016/09/09 - 10:33am

  6. Jewish Time Landing

    The Jewish Week: Shabbat

    There is no more prominent and frequent occurrence in the Jewish calendar than the weekly arrival of Shabbat. Along with the remaining six days of the week, Shabbat provides the basic rhythm of Jewish time. Six days of work, one day of rest: mundane, holy. Hurry up, slow down. Get distracted, return to the Source of All. Worry about yourself and your loved ones, remember your blessings. In the Havdala blessing that marks the end of Shabbat, God is praised for distinguishing between holy and mundane (hamavdil beyn kodesh l’ḥol).

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/act/jewish-time-shabbat-and-holidays

    Posted on: 2016/09/09 - 10:37am

  7. Life Cycle Landing

    Jewish rituals embody our ancestors’ understanding about God, the world, human relationships and the meaning of life, and they connect participants to the Jewish people and its story. These rituals exist because they were successful at helping our forebears to successfully navigate their liminal moments. In our time, people turn to Jewish ritual, in part, because they want to be connected to the Jewish people and to Jewish history. There is meaning for us in being part of that chain of tradition (shalshelet hakabala).

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/act/life-cycle

    Posted on: 2016/09/09 - 10:38am

  8. Doing Justice Landing

    One of the most oft-quoted verses in the Bible proclaims, “Tzedek, tzedek tirdof - Justice, justice shall you pursue.” (Deuteronomy 16:20) The rabbis taught that this is an example of imitatio Dei, of imitating God’s behavior, because God is just. The rabbis portray God as balancing din, strict, retributive justice, with raḥamim, mercy.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/act/doing-justice

    Posted on: 2016/09/09 - 10:46am

  9. Inclusion Landing

    We welcome all into our communities regardless of ability, age, race, sexual orientation, family status or level of knowledge. Because we see ourselves as embodying a spark of the divine (b’tzelem Elohim, cf. Genesis 1:26), we understand that every person has infinite worth; therefore, no human being should be treated merely as an object, and we should always attempt to see the humanity in those we encounter.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/act/inclusion

    Posted on: 2016/09/09 - 10:47am

  10. G'milut Hesed Landing

    G’milut Hesed, acts of kindess, involves loyalty, dependability and caring for others in need. It arises not merely from friendship or personal feeling, but from a sense of obligation. Jewish communities have long made it the business of every member to visit the sick, care for elders, comfort mourners, welcome guests, and celebrate the formation of new families and the welcoming of children.  Actions like these are the glue that holds a covenantal community together. They are the cause, not the result, of closer connections between people.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/act/doing-justice/gmilut-hesed

    Posted on: 2016/09/09 - 10:49am

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