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Jewish Unity

Learning Unity From a Lulav

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

This week, the Jewish people celebrate the third holiday of the new year -- Sukkot. Following Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, which are devoted to intense prayer, Sukkot is an extremely active holiday and, as such, is one which, by its very nature, promotes unity.

Civility And Tolerance At Judaism's Holiest Site: An Open Letter From Los Angeles Rabbis

Rabbi Judith HaLevy | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Judith HaLevy

We are American rabbis from different denominations; we know there are different ways to be a Jew. We know that the ability to disagree civilly does not grow spontaneously. It takes many years of cultivating relationships and building trust through listening, sharing and working together.

Western Wall Clashes: Searching For A New Way Together

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Instead of fighting over the different forms of prayer, let us pray over the different forms of fighting, and ask that we reunite as one, with our hearts and ears, in respect and in dignity.

Note From A Haredi Rabbi To The Women Of The Wall

Avraham Edelstein | Posted 06.04.2013 | Religion
Avraham Edelstein

As a male Orthodox Jew, I invite you to sit down with me and see where we can join forces in all those areas of discrimination against women where we can find common cause. I invite you to help me make good on the claim to all Jewish women: "Judaism glorifies you."

A Woman's Dreams -- In The World Of Rabbis

Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D.

For the first time, a woman -- me -- is taking the helm at the Academy for Jewish Religion, only the second woman ever to hold the presidency of a rabbinical school. What does it mean?

Jewish Unity And The State Of Israel

Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz | Posted 09.09.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz

Instead of depending solely on Israel to be the unifying factor for Jews worldwide, we must find additional and tangible ways to live our connections to Judaism and to other Jews, wherever we find ourselves.