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Pew: Jews of No Religion

Rabbi Berel Lerman | Posted 12.28.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Berel Lerman

Many Jewish leaders today are not necessarily aware of this deeper dimension of Judaism. If exponents of Judaism are unaware of the spiritual underpinnings of the ritual and tradition, how can we expect a generation like the Millennials to be spirituality inspired by religion?

Rabbi's Message To Jews: Change Or Die

Posted 06.07.2013 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Rabbi Sidney Schwarz, ordained in the liberal Reconstructionist tradition, sees a divide between gene...

Israel, Palestine And Torah: Toward A Deeper Understanding

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

This process is rooted in the dark underside of the best teaching of Torah, "Love the stranger, the pariah, for you were strangers, pariahs, in the Land of Egypt." This is repeated 36 times in the Torah. Why? Because to repeat the command so often means it is being rejected, disobeyed.

Celebrating 70 Years Since The Rebbe Arrived In America

Rabbi Shais Taub | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shais Taub

My holiday is the 28th of Sivan, because that's the day 70 years ago we were given a chance for spiritual survival down here on the bottom half of the plane.

'One Jewish People' Takes Work

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

I wish I could provide a happy ending to the story. I can't. The divide is great. Much work needs to be done and Siach was an important first step. But there is a seed of hope

Jewish Musician Debbie Friedman Dies At 59

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service (RNS) Debbie Friedman, a composer and singer whose modern melodies updated the music in synagogue services wor...