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  • Love Babka? It’s Even Better When You Make It With Sourdough
    by asass on May 26, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    There’s something sacred about Judaism and bread. In fact, the yeast you see punctuating the baking aisle at every grocery … The post Love Babka? It’s Even Better When You Make It With Sourdough appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Lemon-Poppy Cream Cheese Babka Recipe
    by asass on May 26, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    This recipe for a lemon, poppy and cream cheese sourdough babka is a bit of work, but well worth it … The post Lemon-Poppy Cream Cheese Babka Recipe appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Yevamot 82
    by aseitz on May 26, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    The covenant between God and the Jewish people is a conditional agreement. Simply put, God presents a way of living … The post Yevamot 82 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Yevamot 81
    by aseitz on May 26, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    The mishnah on today’s daf, and the many pages of Gemara that follow, focus on priests who do not fit … The post Yevamot 81 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Breaking Bread, Building Bridges
    by Hanan Schlesinger on May 26, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Here in Israel-Palestine, religion is certainly one of the sources of conflict between us, and religious holidays often provide the … The post Breaking Bread, Building Bridges appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

  • Yevamot 80
    by aseitz on May 26, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    As we’ve learned, the purpose of levirate marriage is to produce a child who will carry on the name of … The post Yevamot 80 appeared first on My Jewish Learning.

Blogs

Deborah Fripp’s Blog on The Times of Israel

  • 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

  • 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 Elul 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

  • 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 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 and Her Neighbors 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 Israeli History 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

  • Combatting Loneliness, Poverty, and Trauma in the Lives of Holocaust Survivors
    by jemerman on April 25, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    Combatting Loneliness, Poverty, and Trauma in the Lives of Holocaust Survivors jemerman April 25, 2022 Yom HaShoah Image Yom HaShoah is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day and occurs on the 27 th of the month of Nisan. It is a day to commemorate those who perished during the Holocaust and listen to survivors tell their stories. However, as the survivor population ages, many are needing more assistance.

  • Celebrating Mimouna and Creating Traditions with Gal Andres
    by jemerman on April 11, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    Celebrating Mimouna and Creating Traditions with Gal Andres jemerman April 11, 2022 Passover Image In honor of the upcoming holiday of Mimouna, celebrated by Moroccan Jews at the end of Passover, we sat down with Gal Andres (she/her/hers), 33, who shared her favorite Mimouna celebrations and traditions.

  • Q&A with Andy, a Young Jewish Community Leader in Ukraine
    by jemerman on April 7, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Q&A with Andy, a Young Jewish Community Leader in Ukraine jemerman April 7, 2022 Passover Image As many Ukrainian Jews know this year, Passover will be different in 2022. We sat down with Ukrainian Jewish community leader Andy (he/him), 27, to discuss what the community and holiday will look like in the context of current events.