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  1. A Stranger in Two Communities

    Perhaps, for some people, the decision to convert to Judaism comes in a Road-to-Damascus moment (to mix religious metaphors)—all of a sudden, you know that you want to be a Jew. That was not what happened in my life.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/stranger-two-communities-second-generation-american-and-jewish-convert

    Posted on: 2017/08/18 - 12:23pm

  2. Embracing the Stranger - Justice and Wider World

    Embracing the stranger is not just an individual journey—it’s a communal calling. We are commanded as Jews to “Love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Deuteronomy 10:19) In the face of fear, hostility, or simple disregard toward those who are different, our challenge is to lift up our common humanity, and our inherent dignity and worth as beings b’tzelem Elohim, reflecting the divine image.

    Click here to return to the main “Embracing the Stranger” page)

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/collection/wider-world

    Posted on: 2017/08/18 - 12:46pm

  3. Further Resources - Embracing Stranger - Internal

    We’d like to offer these further pieces from Ritualwell.org and ReconstructingJudaism.org on the internal work that individual Jews and their communities can do to welcome those who feel estranged.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/further-resources-within

    Posted on: 2017/08/18 - 1:01pm

  4. Embracing the Stranger - Internal

    Embracing the stranger is an endeavor that requires not just outward action, but internal effort on many levels. Both as individuals and communities, real inclusion involves rethinking of boundaries.

    Click here to return to the main “Embracing the Stranger” page)

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/collection/looking-within

    Posted on: 2017/08/18 - 1:06pm

  5. Book Club Session 2 11/13/17

    The open tent, the figuring out how to welcome those whom others don’t welcome, is the essence of Judaism. To cease to be the oppressor.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/bookclubsecondsession

    Posted on: 2017/11/14 - 12:08pm

  6. Network for Network Builders 10/26/17 First Session

    In our world where our culture is being shaken, I so appreciate the notion of a culture of generosity.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/networkfornetworkbuildersfirstsession

    Posted on: 2017/11/14 - 4:33pm

  7. Book Club Third Session 11/27/17

    What is my “Elijah moment?” How do I take care of myself, take care of the people I work with, and continue my activism? 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/bookclubthirdsession

    Posted on: 2017/11/28 - 2:46pm

  8. Reconstructing for Tomorrow 12/19/2018

    We are not solely rational creatures, but also at the same time spiritual. One can be spiritual and at the same time not forego the rational…we can do a dance between them.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/reconstructingfortomorrowfourthsession

    Posted on: 2018/02/05 - 2:40pm

  9. April 2018 Leadership Column

    Why belong?

    Why belong to the Jewish people? Why belong to a synagogue? Why belong to the Reconstructionist movement?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/why-belong

    Posted on: 2018/04/09 - 8:43am

  10. July Leadership Column

    I frequently describe myself as an evangelist for progressive religion. I spend much of my time making the case for why folks should belong. Why belong to any religion? Why belong to the Jewish people? Why belong to a synagogue? Why belong to the Reconstructionist movement?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/drawing-comfort-community

    Posted on: 2018/07/02 - 9:57am

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