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  1. Are We There Yet DT Behaalotcha Kligler

     

     שוַיְהִ֤י הָעָם֙ כְּמִתְאֹ֣נְנִ֔ים רַ֖ע בְּאָזְנֵ֣י ה׳

    Va’yehi ha’am k’mit’onenim ra b’oznei YHVH.

    The people took to complaining bitterly before YHVH (Bamidbar 11:1)

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/dvar-torah/are-we-there-yet

    Posted on: 2017/06/02 - 9:09am

  2. Jewish Rohingya Justice Network Supports Bipartisan Legislation on Burma

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, as members of the Jewish Rohingya Justice Network (JRJN), issued this statement following the introduction of the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2019 (S. 1186) in the U.S. Senate:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/jewish-rohingya-justice-network-supports-bipartisan-legislation-burma

    Posted on: 2019/04/18 - 11:11am

  3. Letter in support of the Never Again (Holocaust) Education Act

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association were among more than 300 organizations to support the Never Again Education Act (H.R. 943). The attached letter, sent to the chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, urges the swift passage of the bill, which uses public funding and private donations to provide teachers with resources and training on lessons of the Holocaust and the consequences of bigotry and hate.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/letter-support-never-again-holocaust-education-act

    Posted on: 2019/04/08 - 12:00pm

  4. Letter opposing nomination of Ronald Mortensen

    (An earlier version of this letter was submitted to the Senate in June 2018.)

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association were among nineteen national Jewish organizations signing onto a letter of opposition to the nomination of Ronald Mortensen, an anti-immigrant extremist, as assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. The full letter is attached in PDF form, and its body text follows:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/letter-opposing-nomination-ronald-mortensen

    Posted on: 2019/03/27 - 12:00am

  5. Statement Opposing Restrictions on Food Aid

    Reconstructing Judaism joined 35 national faith-based groups in a statement opposing attempts to restrict states from providing food aid to the hungry. The letter, drafted by the Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs, follows:

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/statement-opposing-restrictions-food-aid

    Posted on: 2019/03/15 - 3:29pm

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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