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Electing Our Leaders Today: The Torah of Our Choosing

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

You may set, yes, set over you some to hold office, Who are aware that the Breath of Life is One, Uniting all, breathing into life all God's Creation.

The Last Tisha B'Av: A Tale of Jewish-Muslim Reconciliation

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Jewish tradition, on this very day of disaster Mashiach (Messiah) was born, but hidden away till a generation would come that is ready to make peace and eco-social justice in the world.

Can We See All Earth as the Sacred Temple of Today?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

How can we draw on the ancient wisdom of Biblical Israel as an indigenous people in sacred relationship with the Earth? How can we use this storehouse of wisdom toward helping heal all Humanity and Mother Earth today, from a crucial planetary crisis threatening the very life and health of all of us?

Leaning In To The Presidency: Hillary, Sheryl And Me

Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D.

Will Hillary Clinton take Sheryl Sandberg's advice and lean in? Will she announce her candidacy for president even as she awaits the birth of her first grandchild? Would we ask such a question of Bill? The answers are of more than passing interest to me.

Preparing for Sinai: Uniting Earth and Heaven, Words and Wheat

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

From the evening of Tuesday June 3 through the evening of June 5, Jews will be celebrating the festival of Shavuot, which in most of Jewish life today is focused on the revelation and acceptance of Torah at Mount Sinai.

Are You a Member of Alpha Epsilon Pi? (And Why Am I Asking?)

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

I joined AEPi in my freshman year of college. In my chapter at Johns Hopkins were mostly what we'd now call "nerds." Including me: In those days, I c...

Experimenting Toward Sabbatical/Shmitah in America

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Can we turn our eco-wisdom Away from climate doom, Into a joyful future? Often the climate crisis is described only as approaching doom. As the offic...

120 Rabbis in Congressional Record: Toward Peace or War With Iran?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The Rabbinic Statement on Moving Step by Step toward Shalom with Iran (initiated by The Shalom Center) has been placed in the Congressional Record by ...

N.Y. Rabbi Tapped To Lead Reform Jews

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service (RNS) A New York rabbi with a reputation for innovation has been tapped to lead the Union for Reform Judaism,...

Heeding Heschel's Call: Hebrew Union Seminarians Pray With Their Feet at Park51

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Heeding Heschel's call, on Tuesday, August 31, over forty students, staff, and faculty from Hebrew Union College - New York walked with signs of support, yarmakules, prayer shawls, and ceremonial rams horns from our campus on West Fourth Street to the Park51 community center.

Jewish Music: Two Artists, Two Visions, Part 1 - Debbie Friedman

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Marcia G. Yerman

Little did I know that I would have the opportunity to interview the woman who had written the song "Mi Shebeirach" and learn how she had changed the world of Jewish worship. Her name is Debbie Friedman.

Germany's First Jewish Cantor Since the Holocaust Finds a New Home in Los Angeles

Sylvia Sukop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sylvia Sukop

The diversity of Jewish life in America is unrivaled anywhere in the world, and Los Angeles has been a hospitable home for Jews across the spectrum. Here, LGBT Jews find a warm reception.