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Judaism & Jewish Life

  • Taanit 26
    by aseitz on December 7, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    On today’s page we open the fourth and final chapter of Tractate Taanit again with a full chapter of mishnah … The post Taanit 26 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Taanit 25
    by aseitz on December 6, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Today’s daf continues to present incredible stories about times that people prayed to God to intercede and prevent a disaster … The post Taanit 25 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Taanit 24
    by aseitz on December 3, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    The premise of this tractate is that by instituting public fasts in a time of drought, the people can change … The post Taanit 24 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Taanit 23
    by Rachel Scheinerman on December 3, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Today’s page contains the famous story of Honi the Circle Drawer, one of the mysterious wonder workers that populate rabbinic … The post Taanit 23 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Taanit 22
    by aseitz on December 2, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Dangerous deceptions, dramatic disguises, daring deeds — today’s daf has it all. Our story of secret identities is set in … The post Taanit 22 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Taanit 21
    by aseitz on December 2, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Take your pick of impending catastrophes: political instability, climate change, healthcare, mental health. Each of these has people who shout … The post Taanit 21 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

Blogs

Deborah Fripp’s Blog on The Times of Israel

  • 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…

  • Changing Times, Changing Celebrations
    by Deborah Fripp on October 12, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Sometimes it takes the wrong holiday to get us to the right one. On October 8, President Biden issued a proclamation declaring October 11, 2021 to be Indigenous People’s Day.[1] “Our country was conceived on a promise of equality and opportunity for all people —…

Union for Reform Judaism Posts

Jewish Learning

  • The URJ Reflection Project: Go Deeper on “The Spiritual”
    by kbkaput on August 15, 2021 at 11:00 am

    The URJ Reflection Project: Go Deeper on “The Spiritual” kbkaput August 15, 2021 Rosh HaShanah Image As part of the URJ Reflection Project, a new set of offerings and experiences for the High Holidays in a time of social distance, we’ve also developed three short essays that allow you to go deeper into the essence of Jewish wisdom that grounds these rituals.

  • Our Needs Are a Gift of God
    by jstern on May 26, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Our Needs Are a Gift of God jstern May 26, 2021 Jewish Learning Image This prayer from Birkot HaShachar, the traditional morning blessings, reminds us to be grateful when we awake for every day.

  • 14 Ways to Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month
    by kbkaput on April 11, 2021 at 3:12 am

    14 Ways to Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month kbkaput April 10, 2021 Read more about 14 Ways to Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month May is Jewish American Heritage Month, established by President George W. Bush in 2006. Learn more about the history of the month… then get to work celebrating it!

Israel

  • Temple Sinai: Virtual Oneg with Rabbi Nir Barkin
    by Anonymous on December 3, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    Temple Sinai: Virtual Oneg with Rabbi Nir Barkin Israel Connections warmly invites you to an exciting virtual oneg with special guest Rabbi Nir Barkin from Congregation YOZMA in Modi’in. Let’s meet, mingle, and welcome Shabbat together. Join our Sinai Connections leads with your candles, wine and challah as we do the blessings together. Anonymous (not verified) December 3, 2021 Read more about Temple Sinai: Virtual Oneg with Rabbi Nir Barkin

  • 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 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.

  • The Ethical Conundrum of a Jewish and Democratic State
    by jstern on June 8, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    The Ethical Conundrum of a Jewish and Democratic State jstern June 8, 2021 Israel Peace and Security Image When the State of Israel was established in 1948, its secular founders envisioned a nation that would be both Jewish and attuned to the values of liberal democracy. They were confident that a country with an overwhelming Jewish majority could maintain a Jewish character and ensure civic equality for all its inhabitants.

Jewish Holidays

  • Reimagining Hanukkah Gift-Giving
    by jemerman on November 18, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Reimagining Hanukkah Gift-Giving jemerman November 18, 2021 Hanukkah Image There are a lot of creative ways to make Hanukkah meaningful when we pause to ask ourselves a few good questions before automatically going into shopping mode.

  • Temporary Structure, Perpetual Joy
    by urjadmin on October 4, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    Temporary Structure, Perpetual Joy urjadmin October 4, 2021 Sukkot Image Sukkot is known in Hebrew as Z’man Simchateinu – the time of our joy. It’s

  • Sukkot Breads in Fall Colors
    by jstern on September 13, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Sukkot Breads in Fall Colors jstern September 13, 2021 Side Dish Recipes Image Decorate your Sukkot table with Ethiopian, North African, and Sephardi breads full of fall colors and tantalizing spice mixes and broaden our palates to the customs of worldwide Jewish communities. Laden with seasonal honey, pumpkin, or orange, they don’t need braiding, and they make perfect gifts.