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Cindy Syria

Six-year-old Shahed and 4-year-old Inas were severely injured when a tank destroyed their Syrian home.


Members of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom learn from each other, affirm our common humanity and commit to standing up for each other when necessary.

Rachel Weiss

Whether desire for Jewish knowledge at a young age was an indicator of my career path back to JRC I can’t say, but what I do know is this: I have always felt welcome here.

We Jews, in all our variety, are in the main, hide-bound traditionalists.


I cannot remember living through a more divisive time in our country than right now.

In Israel and on visits abroad, I witnessed firsthand his personality and character, cherishing the opportunity to see him use his diplomatic skills.


During Rosh Hashanah—in my usual reflective holiday headspace—I wondered how the year could have flown by so quickly.

I grew up in an abusive home. My father regularly berated me, my mother, and my sisters by shouting a litany of things we hadn’t done or had done wrong.

Remembering JUF’s role in the landmark case of Irving v. Lipstadt

Self Torah Art

The sovereign-self makes life’s most basic decisions based on what it is that feels good and hopefully doesn’t hurt anyone. Nevertheless, Yom Kippur is the holiday of the true sovereign-self.

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