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  1. Tikkun Olam Is an Authentic Jewish Value

    Maurice Harris argues that liberal Jewish communities have the full right to use tikkun olam as an umbrella term, despite opposition voiced by conservative critics. The spiritual significance of the term is not undervalued, he writes, by the use of it.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/tikkun-olam-authentic-jewish-value

    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  2. A Pittsburgh Perspective

    Most significant about Pittsburgh, as well as the mass killings in a Black church several years ago, is the massive outpouring of support from allies. We should continue to cultivate alliances with people with whom we share values.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/pittsburgh-perspective

    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  3. Supporting Integrity: Pastoral Care for Conversion and Transition

    Our responsibility is to assert as legitimate the religious identity of those converting to Judaism and those who transition to a different gender identity. We can learn from our support of each of these groups about how to support the other.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/supporting-integrity-pastoral-care-conversion-and-transition

    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  4. Jewish Spiritual Direction: Fundamental Assumptions

    Our view of reality can be transformed when we ask, “Where is God/the Holy in this?” and “What is the invitation/opportunity at this moment?” Gradually, we can build a relationship with what is beyond our ability to conceive.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/jewish-spiritual-direction-fundamental-assumptions

    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  5. Developing a Jewish Identity: A Mystery

    People begin to form a Jewish identity in a myriad of ways.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/developing-jewish-identity-mystery

    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  6. Here we are: congregation planting in Baltimore

    Rabbi Ariana Katz describes the process of envisioning and constructing Hinenu, a shul and Jewish home for those marginalized by mainstream Jewish communities.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/here-we-are-congregation-planting-baltimore

    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  7. Davenning: Finding Meaning in Jewish Prayer

    Rabbi Benjamin Weiner explores the ways that traditional Hebrew prayers can provide meaningful spiritual experiences for those who neither understand Hebrew nor believe in a God who hears and responds to our prayers.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/davenning-finding-meaning-jewish-prayer

    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  8. The Torah of Inclusion

    Rabbi Brian Field depicts the work of Judaism Your Way: bridging gaps, reducing gatekeeping in the Jewish community, and offering inclusive services and experiences for all interested in Jewish involvement.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/torah-inclusion

    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  9. On Catastrophe and Renewal

    Rabbi Deborah Waxman asks: What does a post-Holocaust progressive Judaism looks like today? By embracing our shared humanity and valuing difference, we can create a version of the Jewish future that calls us to move forward while drawing from the lessons.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/catastrophe-and-renewal

    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  10. The Help We Need Right Now

    Rabbi Donna Kirshbaum responds to Toba Spitzer’s essay “Israel and Us” by asking, rather than focusing on disparate narratives: Are American Jews instead willing to value pragmatism over “ideological purity” when it comes to finding peace in Israel and Palestine?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/help-we-need-right-now

    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

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