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  1. A History of Reconstructionist Zionism

    In preparing this essay, I had the opportunity to read books, editorials and articles from an 80-year span of Reconstructionist history.[1] This wide-ranging array of material reflects a striking uniformity in Reconstructionist positions on Zionism. From the movement’s outset, every intellectual leader has been a committed Zionist loyal to the same principles. Their responses to changing political situations have been quite predictable based on their earlier positions.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/history-reconstructionist-zionism

    Posted on: 2016/05/04 - 2:27pm

  2. On Occupied Ground

    “It’s the occupation, stupid.”

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/occupied-ground

    Posted on: 2016/05/04 - 2:30pm

  3. Finding a New Narrative

    One of my favorite book titles, by writer and political activist Jim Hightower, is There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos. This is a credo to which I generally adhere. I prefer a principled ideological stance based clearly on one's values and analysis of the given situation than a nebulous striving to find “the center.” As it turns out, my values and analysis usually put me squarely in the progressive camp on most political issues.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/finding-new-narrative

    Posted on: 2016/05/04 - 2:31pm

  4. Values, Middle East Politics and the Future of Israel

  5. Where Next Israel article

    With the recent restructuring of the Reconstructionist movement comes a renewed commitment to providing a clear voice on issues regarding our collective relationship to Zionism and to the Jewish State.  In 2004, the movement’s Israel Policies Task Force produced a superb and comprehensive report. This 53-page document, available as a PDF here, emerged from a movement-wide process that solicited thoughtful input from Reconstructionists across the country.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/where-next

    Posted on: 2016/05/04 - 2:46pm

  6. Community Guidelines for Commenting

    Community Guidelines

    • Be respectful of other commenters. Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.  Remember to criticize ideas, not people. Avoid name-calling and ad hominem attacks. Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the quality of the conversation.
      • “Do not be scornful of any person.” Pirkei Avot 4:3

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/community-guidelines-commenting

    Posted on: 2016/05/04 - 2:50pm

  7. Sometimes You Have to Close Your Eyes and Leap

    As a child I was never much of a risk taker. I was so afraid of the water that I didn’t even learn to swim until I was nearly a teenager. I was also definitely an introvert as a child: while I did have a few good friends, I was never really comfortable with most group activities. Other than music and a passion to learn drums and percussion, my favorite pastimes were either reading by myself (I still follow my regimen of reading at least 50 books every year), or hanging out at my synagogue, where I always felt comfortable, at home, and safe.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/sometimes-you-have-close-your-eyes-and-leap

    Posted on: 2016/05/05 - 11:30am

  8. Reconstructionist Chutzpah

    Chabad shluchim, Beat poets, stoner Kabbalah artists, Walt Whitman, Rebbe Nachman, Mizrahi social activists: each of these occupy a place in my constellation of influences, waning and waxing in potency. I revere them and I synthesize many of their characteristics and techniques in my work.

    Mordecai Kaplan is not on this list, nor are other “Reconstructionist” spiritual leaders. So am I a Reconstructionist rabbi? What does it mean to be Reconstructionist?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/reconstructionist-chutzpah-spirit-provocation

    Posted on: 2016/05/05 - 11:32am

  9. Where Prayer Meets Justice

    In September, 2011, T’ruah, the organization I lead, brought seventeen rabbis to Immokalee, FL to visit workers in the tomato fields, not long ago considered ground zero for modern-day slavery in the United States. For two days, we sat with members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, farmworkers who have organized themselves into one of the most effective workers’ groups in the country.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/where-prayer-meets-justice

    Posted on: 2016/05/05 - 11:59am

  10. Judaism in Three Dimensions

    As a child, I loved Jeff Brown’s popular children’s book, Flat Stanley. In the book, poor Stanley Lambchop is flattened like a board when the bulletin board in his bedroom falls on top of him. The book tells of the many adventures he has – sliding under doors, being mailed in an envelope, being flown like a kite – in his altered state. At first, Stanley loves being flat, and all the fun, silly things it allows him to do. But the longer he remains flat, the more frustrated he becomes at his one-dimensional status.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/judaism-three-dimensions

    Posted on: 2016/05/05 - 12:03pm

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