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Reconstructing Redemption

Rabbi Yael Ridberg | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Jewish ritual is meant to be experiential -- something that simultaneously catapults us backwards in time and propels us forward in anticipation of the future. When we sit at the seder we are attempting to connect with the Power that makes for freedom, identify that force within ourselves and the Universe to bring about redemption.

Conserve Or Transform: Religion’s Dilemma

David M. Gordis | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
David M. Gordis

We need to nurture our ability to hear as well as to speak, to learn as well as to teach, and to do our best to enhance the quality of life for all people. This requires a radical transformation in our understanding of the meaning of religious truth.

(Mis)understanding Reconstructionist Judaism

Rabbi David A. Teutsch | Posted 10.10.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David A. Teutsch

When I became a leader of the Reconstructionist movement in 1980, lay leaders lamented that it was the best-kept secret in the Jewish community. It is still largely misunderstood by most American Jews.