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  1. Multicultural Haroset Recipes

    Haroset symbolizes the mortar that the slaves made in Egypt, but it’s also sweet. So in Israel we say: “Me'oz yatza matok.” Out of the strong came forth sweetness. (Shoftim/Judges 14:14). There are many ways to make haroset. Here are three recipes from different cultures:
     


    Ashkenazic Haroset

    Makes 3 cups

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/multicultural-haroset-recipes

    Posted on: 2017/03/29 - 3:31pm

  2. High Holiday Torah Services - Educators' Discussion


    Discussion from March 2003


    Vicki Phillips, B'nai Havurah, Denver, CO

    Greetings Edtalkers,

    This is Vicki from B'nai Havurah in Denver, Colorado. I am on the Children's High Holiday Programming committee. I have been involved with this committee on and off for about the last 8 years. I am currently asking for your input on what your synagogue does/offers for youth, grades kindergarten through 6th or 7th grade (B'nai Mitzvah) during the Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur Services.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/high-holiday-torah-services-educators-discussion

    Posted on: 2017/03/29 - 5:51pm

  3. Meet Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D.

    Learn about Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D. on her RRC biography page.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/meet-rabbi-deborah-waxman-phd

    Posted on: 2013/10/09 - 12:00am

  4. Passover 2017 - Pineapple

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    This Passover, we’ve developed resources around the theme of refugees.

    We created a nifty video (below) featuring Reconstructing Judaism’s President Rabbi Deborah Waxman walking viewers through the symbolism of a seder plate.

    We’ve also created a supplement to use with your haggadah:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/pineapple

    Posted on: 2017/04/04 - 10:38am

  5. Reconstructionist Radio: The Passover Seder

    This audio program, recorded in 1998, offers an overview of the structure, development and religious meanings of the haggadah and the Passover seder with Rabbis Joy Levitt and Richard Hirsh. It includes a special behind-the-scenes look at the Reconstructionist haggadah, A Night of Questions, and its accompanying music CD. This is an episode of Heart, Mind and Spirit: Reconstructionist Radio hosted by Rabbi Shawn Zevit. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/reconstructionist-radio-passover-seder

    Posted on: 2017/04/05 - 4:18pm

  6. Seeing the Other

    Recently I was invited to teach a group of queer Jewish undergraduates who on their own initiative, organized themselves into a group that meets weekly over dinner at the campus Hillel Foundation (Jewish Center) to discuss topics and issues of common concern. They asked me to speak on “Queering Jewish Theology,” and I led them for an hour through a study of several traditional sacred texts that suggest ways that human beings might engage with God in a way that does not depend on the approval of communal human authorities.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/seeing-other

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

  7. The Value of a DIfferent Path

    Mother’s Day and Father’s Day may have been invented by Hallmark as a brilliant strategy for selling greeting cards, but these days are becoming embedded in the warp and woof of our culture’s values and ritual practice. I am in favor of encouraging children and partners to appreciate celebrate the love of parents. I do think, however, that we are taking it a bit too far.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/value-different-path

    Posted on: 2014/05/10 - 12:00am

  8. Coming Out

    Long before I came out as a gay man when I was 49 years old, I had heard the saying: “Coming out is a process, not an event.”

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/coming-out

    Posted on: 2014/06/01 - 12:00am

  9. Ways to Welcome New Members

    “Most people who leave your community will do so within the first year, usually because they haven't made a friend.” - Rabbi Arnie Rachlis
     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/ways-welcome-new-members-brief-overview

    Posted on: 2010/01/01 - 12:00am

  10. Four Children Count the Omer

    The following classroom activity relates the Counting of the Omer to the Four Children of the Passover seder.

     


    Wise Child: What are the directions, the laws, and the rules that our Torah teaches us about counting the Omer?

    We are taught, in Leviticus 23: 15-17:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/four-children-count-omer

    Posted on: 2017/04/19 - 1:59pm

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