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Service Is Work and Work Is Worship

by Rabbi Ira F. Stone
The Hebrew word for service,"avodah," is the same word we use for both work and worship. This is not an accident.   more

Found in Translation

By JM Poses
When I think about Hanukkah, the theme that resonates most deeply is that of translation. As a child, I wholeheartedly bought into the idea that Hanukkah was a sort of Jewish Christmas… and not just...  more

Presents of Presence

By Rabbi Roni Handler
Happiness. We all want and seek it and yet this elusive emotion is so difficult to attain—and even more difficult to sustain.    more

The Greatest Miracle of All

By Rabbi Roni Handler
The legends we pass on to our children teach us about the possibility of miracles all around us—each and every day.     more

Dark Days

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
At this time of year, I like to be outside while the sun sets. When the days are short, there is something especially lovely about witnessing light fade.   more

An Evolving Thanksgiving

by Rabbi Fredi Cooper, Ed.D.
During the first days of November, I begin to travel into my “Thanksgiving mode.” Before I ever dreamt about becoming a rabbi, this meant trying to transform the day into something more for my...  more

A Taste of Tradition

by Emily Langowitz
Food rituals reflect different facets of Judaism – some tie me closer to God, some to Torah and some to my people.   more

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