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  1. DT Bo 2017 - Steven Carr Reuben

    “How do you know when you have really grown up?” I remember being asked that question one evening by one of my 10th grade Confirmation students, and how it produced one of the most thoughtful and reflective discussions we had that entire year. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/dvar-torah/responsibility-and-hardened-heart

    Posted on: 2017/01/27 - 12:22pm

  2. Amicus Brief Affirming Boston Policy Against Endorsing Religious Symbols

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association were among fifteen organizations that signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief filed by Americans United in the case of Shurtleff vs. City of Boston, which is pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/amicus-brief-affirming-boston-policy-against-endorsing-religious-symbols

    Posted on: 2019/03/12 - 1:51pm

  3. Letter on Religious Discrimination in Foster Care

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association joined more than 100 organizations in protest of the recent decision to exempt federally funded foster care agencies in South Carolina from federal religious nondiscrimination protections. The full letter to Secretary Alex Azar of the Department of Health and Human Services is attached above and reproduced in part below.

     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/letter-religious-discrimination-foster-care

    Posted on: 2019/02/14 - 5:00pm

  4. Journeying from the Personal to the Communal - Vayakhel DT James Greene

    Up until this week’s portion, the Israelites are generally referred to as “b’nei Yisrael,” the Children of Israel. Only once had we been called, “beit Yisrael,” the House of Israel. It is with the completion of the Mishkan, the traveling sanctuary, that the people are generally called beit Yisrael, the House of Israel. We have been transformed from a people who share a common history, to a group of people who now share a common destiny.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/dvar-torah/journeying-personal-communal

    Posted on: 2017/03/16 - 2:19pm

  5. Bladensburg Amicus Brief

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association joined an amicus curiae brief filed by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm that religious symbols erected on public property and maintained with taxpayer dollars are unconstitutional.   

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/bladensburg-cross-amicus-brief

    Posted on: 2019/01/30 - 6:58pm

  6. Crossing the Sea in Every Generation

    This d’var Torah on parashat Beshalakh was delivered at the January 2019 board meeting of Reconstructing Judaism by by Seth Rosen, board chair.

    On the first night of Convention, Rabbi Sid Schwarz joked about how happy he was to be addressing the largest gathering of Reconstructionists since Mt. Sinai. As I sat down to write about Beshalakh, this week’s parshah, the first thing that struck me was how right he was. Beshalakh doesn’t tell us who was at Sinai – but it sure seems like there were lot of Reconstructionists at the crossing of the sea.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/dvar-torah/crossing-sea-every-generation

    Posted on: 2019/01/14 - 2:53pm

  7. Letter Opposing Repeal of Johnson Amendment

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association were among 109 organizations sending a letter to the House of Representatives, urging them not to repeal or weaken the “Johnson Amendment” that currently ensures that tax-exempt organizations do not support or oppose candidates for political office. The text of the letter is included as a PDF above, and reproduced below.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/letter-opposing-repeal-johnson-amendment

    Posted on: 2018/12/17 - 6:00pm

  8. Letter on Trans Rights to HHS

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association were among sixteen national Jewish organizations authoring a joint letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, expressing opposition to a restrictive legal definition of sex that would effectively define out of existence the gender identities of millions of people. The letter is attached as a PDF, and reads in part:

     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/letter-opposing-plans-adopt-legal-definition-sex

    Posted on: 2018/12/10 - 3:02pm

  9. DT Miketz 2016 Love Trumps Power

    “Not by might, not by power, but by my spirit….” (Zechariah 4:6)

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/dvar-torah/love-trumps-power

    Posted on: 2016/12/24 - 12:00am

  10. Wrestling With... DT Vayishlakh SPN

    (This week’s parashah, Vayishlah, tells the story of the reuniting of Yaakov and Esau, which is preceded by Yaakov’s night-long wrestling encounter on the banks of the Jabbok with a mysterious man/angel. This is my interpretation of this parashah and the “sequel” to an earlier commentary I wrote on an imagined Esau-Cain encounter from parashat Vayetzey.)

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/dvar-torah/wrestling

    Posted on: 2017/11/20 - 2:53pm

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