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  1. Theology Through the Civilizations Text Study

    In this text study, Rabbi James Greene examines diverse ideas of God throughout the evolution of Jewish civilization. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/theology-through-jewish-civilization

    Posted on: 2016/11/30 - 3:57pm

  2. Text study on Lekh Lekha and Zionism

    This text study pairs Biblical passages on the Promised Land with contemporary text selections on the same topic.  Each text represents a view of what “Promised Land” means, and has been interpreted by Jewish thinkers, over the millennia. Guide questions are provided, along with a short leader's guide. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/lekh-lekha-and-promised-land-text-study

    Posted on: 2016/11/30 - 4:12pm

  3. The Reconstructionist Revolution (PEARL call, Jane Litman)

    In this hour-long conference call, Rabbi Jane Litman presents an overview of the revolutionary ideas that underlie the first century of Reconstructionist Judaism.

    Selected quotes follow. The entire call transcript is available at the bottom of this page. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/reconstructionist-revolution-foundational-ideas

    Posted on: 2016/11/30 - 6:51pm

  4. Beshallah text study - at the sea

    This selection of midrashim on the crossing of the Red Sea provides a window into the tradition’s ethical concerns surrounding this well-known story. The texts may be read below, or downloaded in PDF form.

     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/sea-selection-midrashim

    Posted on: 2016/12/01 - 1:30pm

  5. New Approach to Shabbat Practice (Schwartz)

    Congregation B'nai Israel in Willimantic, Connecticut underwent a long communal Reconstructionist process to decide on congregational rules for Shabbat practice. This newsletter article documents that process, and explains the values weighed and the eventual outcome that was reached. This document can serve as an exemplar for Values Based Decision Making on other topics as well. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/new-approach-rules-shaping-shabbat-practice

    Posted on: 2016/12/01 - 1:41pm

  6. Bronstein teaching call - Hasidic lens on Parashat Bo

    Today I want to share with you some of what I think are the most astounding, and provocative, and informative Jewish messages that we have available to us as Reconstructionists, as Jews in general today. But they come from a place that you might never think to look: the 18th-century and 19th-century Hasidic commentaries on the Torah.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/spoken-audio/hasidic-lens-parashat-bo

    Posted on: 2016/12/01 - 5:11pm

  7. Haggadat Ha'Atzmaut

    This is the main document for the Yom Ha’Atzmaut seder. Full details for the program can be found at this link.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/haggadat-haatzmaut-picnic-celebration-yom-haatzmaut

    Posted on: 2017/01/23 - 1:41pm

  8. Haggadat Ha'Atzmaut discussion questions

    Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut with an innovative new ritual revolving around a picnic seder, and featuring a newly written haggadah that draws on Israel’s Declaration of Independence. Use these discussion questions  in conjunction with the Yom Ha’atzmaut Haggadah, seder packing list, and texts from Israel’s Declaration of Independence. We recommend printing out this page and bringing it with you to your picnic. Download the accompanying materials at this link.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/haggadat-haatzmaut-discussion-questions

    Posted on: 2017/01/23 - 1:43pm

  9. Yom Ha'Atzmaut Seder Packing List

    Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut with an innovative new ritual revolving around a picnic seder, and featuring a newly written haggadah that draws on Israel’s Declaration of Independence. Use this seder packing list in conjunction with the Yom Ha’atzmaut Haggadah, text from Israel’s Declaration of Independence, and list of questions. We recommend printing out this list and bringing it with you to your picnic. Download the accompanying materials at this link.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/yom-haatzmaut-seder-packing-list

    Posted on: 2017/01/23 - 1:45pm

  10. Yom Ha'Atzmaut Seder Text: Declaration of Independence

    Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut with an innovative new ritual revolving around a picnic seder, and featuring a newly written haggadah that draws on Israel’s Declaration of Independence. Use these texts from Israel’s Declaration of Independence in conjunction with the Yom Ha’atzmaut Haggadah, seder packing list, and list of questions. We recommend printing out this list and bringing it with you to your picnic. Download the accompanying materials at this link.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/document/yom-haatzmaut-declaration-independence-texts

    Posted on: 2017/01/23 - 1:47pm

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