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  1. What is sin? Text study

    Study sheet on the different interpretations of “sin” throughout Jewish history.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/what-sin-text-study

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 6:07pm

  2. Behukotay – Walking the Freedom Walk text study

    A civil-rights era song proclaimed, “No easy walk to freedom.” In this text study based on Parashat Behukotay, we examine what it means to “walk upright.”

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/walking-freedom-walk

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 6:12pm

  3. Remembering Amalek text study

    The Torah commands us to “wipe out the memory of Amalek…do not forget!” (Deut. 25) What exactly does “Amalek” represent, and what might it mean to remember (or blot out) that memory? 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/remembering-amalek

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 6:16pm

  4. Amalek text study

    The Torah commands us to “wipe out the memory of Amalek…do not forget!” (Deut. 25) But is Amalek an external enemy—or something inside us?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/remembering-and-blotting-out-amalek

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 6:51pm

  5. Tetzaveh Ner Tamid - study sheet

    Rabbi Toba Spitzer explores texts related to the Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) and its symbolism.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/ner-tamid-what-light

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 6:55pm

  6. Truth and Deception text study

    Study sheet and leader’s notes on the Jewish sources, ethics and interpersonal consequences of lying and truth-telling.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/truth-deception-and-interpersonal-relationships

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 7:08pm

  7. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Family Education Workshops

    This three-part family education series addresses issues related to bar/bat mitzvah. It is designed for a large group of parents and students and uses active learning exercises. It covers issues around Jewish identity, the meaning of bar/bat mitzvah, and common concerns that parents and students have about the process. It was written by Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman for use at Congregation Shaarei Shamayim in Madison, Wisconsin.

     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/barbat-mitzvah-family-education-series

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 8:05pm

  8. Broken Tablets text study

    A study sheet on the two sets of tablets in the Sinai/Golden Calf story. Prepared by Rabbi Sharon Stiefel for Shavuot study at Congregation Mayim Rabim

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/broken-tablets

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 9:34pm

  9. Why We Need Process Theology

    What is “process theology”? Rabbi Toba Spitzer argues that it offers ways to think and talk about God that make sense in a modern scientific framework, that resonate with Jewish texts and traditions, and that promote wise and ethical behavior. 

    This article originally appeared in CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Winter 2012. Copyright by Central Conference of American Rabbis. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/why-we-need-process-theology

    Posted on: 2016/11/18 - 8:21am

  10. Fred Dobb Eco-Judaism session - Global Day 2016

    “Love of the Creator, and love of that which G!d has created, are finally one and the same,” wrote Martin Buber.  Defending this divine creation in an era of climate change is a Jewish (and social, political, and moral) imperative.  A rich Jewish life is by nature an environmental one, though we need to pick up the pace, draw more explicit connections, and make our community a beacon of sustainability.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/video/eco-judaism-there-any-other-kind-how-torah-pushes-sustainability-envelope

    Posted on: 2016/11/21 - 1:20am

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