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  1. Rabbis and Rabbinical Students in the Wider Community

    RRC students and graduates follow unique paths, using all of their talents, passions and strengths. The warm, egalitarian and intellectually rigorous culture of the College empowers them to build similarly inviting communities wherever they go. You—or someone you know—may benefit from the presence of RRC students and graduates in a wide variety of settings.

    Our rabbis:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/rabbis-and-rabbinical-students-wider-community

    Posted on: 2016/04/07 - 1:08pm

  2. Political Activism as a Form of Prayer

    Reflecting on the rituals and higher purpose of protest.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/political-activism-form-prayer

    Posted on: 2016/04/13 - 1:55pm

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Fighting for a Good Name

    With few transgender role models, Rabbi Jacob Lieberman, ’15, faced harassment and bullying almost entirely alone growing up. As an adult, he found acceptance within the Reconstructionist community and from himself. In this d’var torah, Rabbi Lieberman shares how Jewish resources can help comfort those who struggle to find acceptance and wholeness.

    Psalm 41 - Translation by Rabbi Jacob Lieberman + Hebrew

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/video/fighting-good-name

    Posted on: 2016/04/18 - 2:49pm

  10. 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

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