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My Very First Shabbat: Looking Back

My Very First Shabbat: Looking Back Malachi’s pa...

How the “Element of Surprise” Helps Me in Both Black and Jewish Spaces

How the “Element of Surprise” Helps Me in Both Black and Jewish Spaces ...

URJ Youth

On the Other Hand

With Liberty & Economic Justice for All

In this week’s Torah portion, Parashat B’har, we learn commandments around economic and environmental justice. In a time where income inequality i...

What is Blasphemy?

This week's Torah portion, Parashat Emor, deals with the crime of blasphemy, which was punished by stoning. Rabbi Rick Jacobs tackles what this prohib...

RJ Blog Social Justice

What I Learned in Cuba: #ItsComplicated

What I Learned in Cuba: #ItsComplicated What I L...

A New Jewish Initiative Will Stand Up for Immigrant and Refugee Justice

A New Jewish Initiative Will Stand Up for Immigrant and Refugee Justice ...

RJ Blog Jewish Life

My Very First Shabbat: Looking Back

My Very First Shabbat: Looking Back My Very Firs...

How the “Element of Surprise” Helps Me in Both Black and Jewish Spaces

How the “Element of Surprise” Helps Me in Both Black and Jewish Spaces ...

RJ Blog Practice

My Very First Shabbat: Looking Back

My Very First Shabbat: Looking Back My Very Firs...

How the “Element of Surprise” Helps Me in Both Black and Jewish Spaces

How the “Element of Surprise” Helps Me in Both Black and Jewish Spaces ...

RJ Blog Learning

Why My Introduction to Judaism Online Class Was So Valuable

Why My Introduction to Judaism Online Class Was So Valuable ...

It’s Never Too Late to Become a Bat Mitzvah

It’s Never Too Late to Become a Bat Mitzvah It...

RJ Blog Jewish Holidays

My Very First Shabbat: Looking Back

My Very First Shabbat: Looking Back My Very Firs...

3 Questions to Ask on Israel Independence Day

3 Questions to Ask on Israel Independence Day 3 ...

RJ Blog Israel

4 Ways a Semester in Israel Prepared My Daughter for Life

4 Ways a Semester in Israel Prepared My Daughter for Life ...

The Truth about Gaza: One Rabbi's Reflections

The Truth about Gaza: One Rabbi's Reflections ...

Torah commentaries

URJ Press Releases

URJ and CCAR Statement on Israel Under Attack

URJ and CCAR Statement on Israel Under Attack URJ and CCAR Statement on Israel Under A...

URJ and The Kraus Family Foundation Announce the Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus Initiative for Immigrant and Refugee Justice

URJ and The Kraus Family Foundation Announce the Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus Initiative for Immigrant and Refugee Justice ...

Torah

It’s Never Too Late to Become a Bat Mitzvah

It’s Never Too Late to Become a Bat Mitzvah It...

6 More Ways "Game of Thrones" is Like (and Unlike) the Torah

6 More Ways "Game of Thrones" is Like (and Unlike) the Torah ...

Sukkot

Carrying the Spirit of Sukkot Into the Rest of the Year

Carrying the Spirit of Sukkot Into the Rest of the Year ...

When It Comes to Israel, We Cannot Avoid Our Discomfort

When It Comes to Israel, We Cannot Avoid Our Discomfort ...

Simchat

How Trope Strengthens Our Connections to Torah

How Trope Strengthens Our Connections to Torah ...

Memorial: A Poem for Yizkor

Memorial: A Poem for Yizkor Memorial: A Poem for...

Hannukkah

The Small Miracle I Found in a Tel Aviv Café

The Small Miracle I Found in a Tel Aviv Café Th...

How I Feel as a Jew During Christmas

How I Feel as a Jew During Christmas How I Feel ...

Shabbat

My Very First Shabbat: Looking Back

My Very First Shabbat: Looking Back My Very Firs...

The Day I Guarded My Synagogue's Front Door

The Day I Guarded My Synagogue's Front Door ...

Parenting

4 Ways a Semester in Israel Prepared My Daughter for Life

4 Ways a Semester in Israel Prepared My Daughter for Life ...

How Does Your Judaism Spark Joy?

How Does Your Judaism Spark Joy? How Does Your J...