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  1. A Dwelling Place for Divinity

    Rabbi Josh Jacobs-Velde discusses the power of Exodus 25:8, as the line evokes the possibility for spiritual transformation within the human body, as we seek to discover the sanctuary contained within ourselves.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/dwelling-place-divinity

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

  2. Preparing Our Communities for Conversations on Race

    Rabbi Joshua Lesser writes frankly about leadership, representation and making assumptions about Jews of color in spaces dominated by white Jews.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/preparing-our-communities-conversations-race

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

  3. Tikkun Middot, Integrating Mindfulness and Ethical/Spiritual Traits

    Rabbi Marc Margolius affirms three core teachings in the Torah: that each human being is created in the image of the Divine, that human beings must “serve and guard” the earth and that together, we must pursue justice and peace.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/tikkun-middot-integrating-mindfulness-and-ethicalspiritual-traits

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

  4. Why Be Jewish?

    Rabbi Nick Renner uses unique examples from his rabbinic career to explore the blessings offered by being Jewish and taking part in Jewish communal life. From weekly rituals to forging community connections, reaching spiritual fulfillment to uncovering de

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/why-be-jewish

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

  5. Affirming My Jewish Identity

    Rabbi Nina Mandel admits her discomfort with a line from Birkhot Hashakhar, the morning blessings, and examines why thanking God for making her “a Jew” brings about such complicated feelings.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/affirming-my-jewish-identity

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

  6. Re-imagining Synagogues and Communities

    Rabbi Rachel Weiss challenges the assumptions of how a synagogue should operate by highlighting multi-generational programming and interfaith activism at Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC) in Evanston, Ill.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/re-imagining-synagogues-and-communities

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

  7. Cleaving to God: A Jewish Way of Prayer

    Rabbi Shefa Gold describes the practice of devekut, the continual remembrance of God that leads us past the edge of what can be expressed through words.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/cleaving-god-jewish-way-prayer

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

  8. Mindfulness: Telling the Truth, Redeeming Through Love

    Rabbi Sheila Weinberg explains how the awareness and love that are cultivated in mindfulness practice lead to tikkun hanefesh (healing of the soul) and tikkun olam (healing of the world).

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/mindfulness-telling-truth-redeeming-through-love

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

  9. Home Shalom: Jews and Domestic Violence

    Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben describes why speaking out against domestic violence has been essential to his role as a rabbi and leader, drawing from modern statistics and Talmudic teachings.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/home-shalom-jews-and-domestic-violence

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

  10. Peoplehood Reconsidered

    Rabbi Toba Spitzer dives into the use of metaphors in framing a picture of the Jewish people that is encompassing and defining, drawing on three conceptual metaphors: “covenant,” “narrative” and “tribal.”

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/peoplehood-reconsidered

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

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