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  1. Shlah lecha study sheet on tzitzit

    What is the meaning of the fringes (tzitzit) on a tallit (Jewish prayer shawl)? Rabbi Toba Spitzer examines the sources. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/what-purpose-tzitzit-fringes

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 5:51pm

  2. Mussar and Text Sources on Climate Change

    This document contains two study guides which use Jewish texts and sources to offer wisdom on global climate change.

    “Mussar as a Jewish Resource on Climate Change and All Else” draws on Ira Stone’s book A Responsible Life: The Spiritual Path of Mussar  (NY: Aviv Press, 2006).

    “Jewish Texts as Resources on Global Climate Change” is a compilation of excerpts prepared by Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb in 2003.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/mussar-and-text-sources-climate-change

    Posted on: 2016/04/15 - 12:30pm

  3. "Where Was God?" - Lesson Plan On Natural Disasters and Parashat Noah

    During disasters and their aftermaths, many people wonder about God’s role in their suffering. This lesson seeks to explore God’s role in tragedy from a Jewish Reconstructionist perspective. This lesson is intended for children ages 8-12.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/where-was-god-lesson-plan-natural-disasters-and-parashat-noah

    Posted on: 2017/03/29 - 1:51pm

  4. Ruth and Lovingkindess Teaching Session Gedzelman

    As we look forward to reading the Book of Ruth on the holiday of Shavuot, Rabbi David Gedzelman explores the text with an eye towards literary elements which speak of how the Hebrew Bible pushes forward structures of covenantal openness, societal protection and compassion towards the other built on and transcending the requirements of the Law. 

    The handout for the study session is available here:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/book-ruth-torah-lovingkindness-face-death

    Posted on: 2017/05/26 - 2:05pm

  5. Recon Radio (Heart Mind and Spirit) on Shavuot

    This archival episode of Heart, Mind, and Spirit discusses the holiday of Shavuot. The discussion with Rabbis Linda Potemkin and Shai Gluskin was hosted by Rabbi Shawn Zevit

    Note: We apologize that this program is currently inaccessible to those with hearing impairment. We hope to provide transcripts at a future date of audio materials from our back catalog.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/shavuot-audio-program

    Posted on: 2017/05/24 - 12:29pm

  6. Elsie Stern Shavuot 2012 Audio Teaching

    Note: the following is a verbatim transcript for accessibility to the hearing-impaired. It has not been edited for general publication.

     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/here-there-and-everywhere%E2%80%94three-views-revelation-shavuot

    Posted on: 2016/08/22 - 3:02am

  7. Coveting text study

    Twice in the Torah (In Parashat Yitro and Parashat Va’etchanan), we are commanded not to “covet.” What does that mean? This study sheet explores sources on coveting to find out. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/what-coveting

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 5:39pm

  8. 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

  9. Jacob Staub KI Talk on Reconstructionism

    In this talk given at Congregation Kehillat Israel in Pacific Palisades, California, Rabbi Jacob Staub explores what makes Reconstructionist communities unique. Selected quotes follow. The entire call transcript is available at the bottom of this page. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/what-makes-reconstructionist-congregation-different

    Posted on: 2016/10/28 - 1:11am

  10. Emor and Omer study sheet

    The ritual of counting the Omer takes place between the holidays of Pesach and Shavuot. This study sheet explores the deeper meaning of this commandment.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/emor-and-omer-study-sheet

    Posted on: 2016/11/17 - 5:58pm

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