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  • Try This Holocaust Survivor’s Beloved Honey Cake Recipe
    by asass on September 23, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    This honey cake represents not only tradition and renewal in the New Year, but the endurance of survivors. Holocaust survivor … The post Try This Holocaust Survivor’s Beloved Honey Cake Recipe appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Ketubot 84
    by aseitz on September 22, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    The mishnah on today’s daf presents a disagreement:  One who died and left behind a wife, a creditor and heirs, … The post Ketubot 84 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Ketubot 83
    by aseitz on September 22, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Today we begin Chapter 9 of Tractate Ketubot, which starts with a discussion about a husband who relinquishes his claim … The post Ketubot 83 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Ketubot 82
    by aseitz on September 22, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    As the eighth chapter of Ketubot comes to a close, the Gemara is discussing a line from a mishnah that … The post Ketubot 82 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Ketubot 81
    by aseitz on September 22, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Yesterday’s daf ended with a bit of a cliffhanger: Who bears responsibility for the cost of burying a levirate widow … The post Ketubot 81 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Ketubot 80
    by aseitz on September 22, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    We have already learned that a husband has the right to the produce of his wife’s property. In English, this … The post Ketubot 80 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

Blogs

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  • When it’s an attack on your own community
    by Deborah Fripp on January 17, 2022 at 8:21 am

    I awoke on Sunday morning in Singapore to the news that another synagogue was under attack. The rabbi and several congregants of a synagogue in Texas were being held hostage by an unknown assailant. An old story, a repeated story – Jews under attack for…

  • How to Teach Race Relations: Lessons from Holocaust Education
    by Deborah Fripp on November 17, 2021 at 9:32 am

    A group of 7th graders sit in a circle, white kids in the center, black and brown kids on the outside. They have been sorted by a “privilege” score assigned based on the color of their skin. The white students are trying to find a…

  • How to deal with antisemitism in our schools
    by Deborah Fripp on October 22, 2021 at 7:47 am

    “Never ascribe to malice what can be explained by ignorance, confusion, or ineptitude.” This statement was made by Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis[1] in response to a disturbing incident that happened in Texas last week. In a teacher training in Southlake, a suburb outside Dallas, the curriculum…

Union for Reform Judaism Posts

Jewish Learning

  • Weaving Together Formal and Lived Jewish Education
    by jemerman on August 16, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    Weaving Together Formal and Lived Jewish Education jemerman August 16, 2022 Education Image I’m a self-proclaimed book worm. Since I could read, my default setting has been to research anything new at the library before implementing it. However, adulthood has taught me that some of the best lessons are learned after acting and truly living, which is why Rabbi Yanklowitz’s perspective so resonates with me. Even so, I always start new adventures by studying.

  • The Blessings of Adult Education: Far More than Knowledge
    by sdolgov on August 9, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    The Blessings of Adult Education: Far More than Knowledge sdolgov August 9, 2022 Ten Minutes of Torah Image Lifelong learning, however, can be easier said than done. For many, as they enter adulthood, with its competing demands and obligations, setting aside time for learning – and especially for Jewish learning – can be challenging indeed.

  • Clinging to the Blessings of Jewish Education
    by jemerman on August 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Clinging to the Blessings of Jewish Education jemerman August 1, 2022 Jewish Learning Image For the past two years, it has felt like much of what we have valued was sinking and all we could do was watch and grieve. But if we really look back, we realize that there is so much we’ve learned.

Israel

  • Keeping Family Close, Regardless of Distance
    by jemerman on September 21, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    Keeping Family Close, Regardless of Distance jemerman September 21, 2022 High Holidays Image As I boarded the plane to Israel in the summer of 2002 for my first year of rabbinical school at HUC in Jerusalem, my mother said, “Please, just don’t meet an Israeli.” As soon as the plane touched down at Ben Gurion airport, I knew that I was home. A few months later, I met that Israeli. From our first conversation, he understood that I was studying to be a rabbi, and I understood that he wanted to live only in Israel.

  • Shabbat Message: A Galvanizing Visit to Israel That Fills Me With Encouragement
    by urjadmin on March 4, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    Shabbat Message: A Galvanizing Visit to Israel That Fills Me With Encouragement urjadmin March 4, 2022 Reform Movement in Israel Image In meetings with the President of Israel, Isaac Herzog, Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli, and Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid, we discussed the crisis in Ukraine, the future of the Kotel, ensuring more funding and rights for non-Orthodox Jews, combatting racism, and stopping extremist violence against Palestinians, in addition to other pressing issues.

  • Why Israel’s Next Government Gives Me Hope
    by jstern on June 15, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Why Israel’s Next Government Gives Me Hope jstern June 15, 2021 Israel Peace and Security Image On Sunday, Israel’s Knesset narrowly voted in Israel’s 36th government with Naftali Bennett as the nation’s 13th prime minister, unseating the incumbant Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jewish Holidays

  • Rebuilding After the Storms of Life: An Interview with Rabbi Joseph Meszler
    by jemerman on September 22, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Rebuilding After the Storms of Life: An Interview with Rabbi Joseph Meszler jemerman September 22, 2022 Sukkot Image We sat down with Rabbi Joseph Meszler, author of “The Sukkah in the Storm: A Sukkot Story,” to discuss the ways this story teaches children about strength, resilience, community, and asking for help.

  • Keeping Family Close, Regardless of Distance
    by jemerman on September 21, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    Keeping Family Close, Regardless of Distance jemerman September 21, 2022 High Holidays Image As I boarded the plane to Israel in the summer of 2002 for my first year of rabbinical school at HUC in Jerusalem, my mother said, “Please, just don’t meet an Israeli.” As soon as the plane touched down at Ben Gurion airport, I knew that I was home. A few months later, I met that Israeli. From our first conversation, he understood that I was studying to be a rabbi, and I understood that he wanted to live only in Israel.

  • A Vegan Rosh HaShanah for a Sweet New Year
    by jemerman on September 14, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    A Vegan Rosh HaShanah for a Sweet New Year jemerman September 14, 2022 Rosh HaShanah Image I am vegan because I am Jewish. Everything that led me to a vegan practice came from my childhood where I kept kosher, learned by asking thoughtful questions, and practiced daily rituals like hand washing and reciting brachot that brought intention to aspects of daily life.