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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Rabbi A.J. Heschel’s Lessons on Religion and Race

    Sarah Barasch-Hagans presents a selection of quotes from Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel’s 1963 speech, “Religion and Race.”

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/rabbi-aj-heschels-lessons-religion-and-race

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

  8. Seven Essential Jewish Practices

    Seven essential Jewish practices that are the most valuable for living a life of connected purpose with a full awareness of its many blessings.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/seven-essential-jewish-practices

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

  9. The Covenant of Salt

    The “covenant of salt,” Rena Blumenthal writes, is the agreement that Jews will not only bear witness to suffering and destruction, but preserve memories of pain to teach to future generations.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/covenant-salt

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

  10. #MeToo, Gender Socialization and the Movement We Are Constructing

    The #MeToo movement focuses primarily on white cisgender women, ignoring victims who are of color, trans, non-binary and cisgender men. The systemic problem of men’s sense of entitlement must be addressed by values-based, comprehensive sex education.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/evolve-ref/metoo-gender-socialization-and-movement-we-are-constructing

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

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