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Human Rights Shabbat: Campaign to End Mass Incarceration

By Rabbi Seth Wax
But we must recall the innate human dignity of every person, every prisoner, and recognize their need for healing, too. T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights supports communities in marking...  more

How to Include Everyone in Our Jewish-Mexican Wedding

By Hila Ratzabi
I was, and remain, confident that my connection to Judaism is strong enough to share with my husband who is not Jewish and our future children. When José and I first started dating, my Jewish...  more

Getting Most of the Words Right

By Laurel Snyder
People often assume that as Jews continue to intermarry, observance will decline. But that’s an incredibly pessimistic view.  I have never suggested to my Catholic-born husband that he...  more

A Mission to Welcome: Celebrating Interfaith Families

By Rabbi Sarah Tasman
I hope that all couples I work with, especially interfaith couples, will be empowered to make Jewish rituals and practices their own. One of my favorite parts of being a rabbi and the director of...  more

Call for Submissions: Jewish Interfaith Connections

By Ritualwell
We welcome your submissions on Jewish interfaith connections, in honor of Interfaith Family month. Ritualwell is a living archive of Jewish rituals that draw on both tradition and the contemporary...  more

Healing Through Uncertainty: Lessons From Sukkot

By Sue Gurland
Sukkot invites us to live more fully present lives. The celebration of Sukkot incorporates two paradoxical elements: the uncertainty and vulnerability of the Israelites living in booths in the...  more

Altered Harvest: Sukkot and Climate Change

By Rav Kohenet Jill Hammer
The sukkah is one profound place to remember the effects of global scorching on all of us. Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, is the third and final harvest festival of the...  more

May All Debts Be Forgiven

By Nati Passow
How can we embrace the powerful exercise of Shmita in a way that is both personally meaningful and works to restore the fabric of our community? This week we ushered out Shmita, the final year in...  more

Yizkor: Remembering Victims of Sexual Assault

By Ariana Katz
Our most holy texts make it clear that we may not stand idly by while violence is perpetrated in our midst. Our most holy texts make it clear that we may not stand idly by while violence is...  more

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