Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Lauren Rudin, Woman of Color and a Jew by Choice, discusses her journey on Seekers of Meaning Podcast

Lauren Rudin, Support Services Navigator for the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, a woman of color and a Jew by choice, is this week’s guest on the Seekers of Meaning Podcast. [Read more…]

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Reflections on Aging

Meditations on life, death and an afterlife for an improved Shanah Tovah

Editor’s Note: This essay by Rabbi Allen S. Maller was originally published on the blogs of The Times of Israel. It is republished here with Rabbi Maller’s kind permission. In just four weeks Jews will begin [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy (21:10-25:19). How And What Shall We Restore?

Ki Tetze is another fascinating portion, one in which we see the outlines of a social order rooted in affiliation and adherence to God’s words. Now there are several verses that will raise the ire [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) A Personal Formula For Pursuing Justice

Shoftim explores a variety of issues that help determine a society. At the very beginning of the passage comes the famous three words tzedek tzedek tirdof – justice, justice shall you pursue. How timely again is [Read more…]

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Here’s What You Can Do to Help Combat Voter Suppression

This blog post by Justin Meszler, a rising high school junior and a L’Taken alumni, was originally posted on the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s blog. [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

R”eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) Our Obligation to Open Our Hands

R’eh contnues the series of sermons that form the basis of Deuteronomy. This portion is most famous for its opening themes of blessings and curses, based on our following God’s laws. In classic style, we [Read more…]