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The Long Journey of Cultivating Gratitude

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Vayetze, Genesis 28:10-32:3
November 25, 2014

This week, we celebrate Thanksgiving, which for many of us is less about gratitude and more about consumption, consumerism and perhaps some family discord. Dedicating time to be grateful is hard. It’s often easier to think about what we don’t have or what’s not going quite right yet than it is to stop, clear out […]

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The Routine Call of the Shofar

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September 22, 2014

I know that we’re about to begin the month of Tishrei, the opening of the Jewish year, with Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, but humor me for a bit while I write about Pesah. In the Talmud Yerushalmi, Rabbi Levi says that “anyone who eats matzah on the day before Pesah is like a […]

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Eser to the Rescue: Passover Edition

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May 9, 2014

Passover has always been my favorite Jewish holiday. The story of freedom, the props – 10 plague finger puppets, the inflatable matzah beach ball, the food (you know your yearly serving of gefilite fish was something to complain about BUT also an awesome way to get an extra dose of horseradish), the fashion (when your […]

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The Omer, Extra-Time Goals, and Babies: Is Timing Everything?

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Director, Prozdor
May 1, 2014

When I was little, I was notoriously impatient and notoriously meticulous. I would look at older kids and want to be older. I would count down the days until vacations or camp with anticipation and diligence. I would follow the train schedule stop-by-stop on the way from Boston to Washington seeing how many minutes late […]

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Blessing Our Counting

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Leviticus 21:1-24:23
Dean, Rabbinical School
April 30, 2014

In Jewish sacred time, this is the season of counting. Every day, from the second night of Passover to the festival of Shavuot, we literally count our days. The period is known as the Omer, originally rooted in the agricultural rhythms of ancient Israel, a time of both anxiety and anticipation, as farmers waited to see […]

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Rising through the Year

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Rising Voices Fellow
April 29, 2014

This month our Rising Voices Fellows reflect on their experiences of the fellowship over the past year. Be sure to check the JWA blog each Tuesday for a new post from our fellows—and check out the great educational resources provided by our partner organization, Prozdor. As my year in the Rising Voices Fellowship comes to a close, it is time […]

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Freedom Stories

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Rising Voices Fellow
April 15, 2014

This month our Rising Voices Fellows explore their relationships to Passover traditions. Be sure to check theJWA blog each Tuesday for a new post from our fellows—and check out the great educational resources provided by our partner organization, Prozdor. The first books I ever fell in love with were the American Girl books. The American Girl Company as a […]

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The Passover Challenge: Discovering What We Take for Granted

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Rising Voices Fellow
April 10, 2014

This month our Rising Voices Fellows explore their relationships to Passover traditions. Be sure to check theJWA blog each Tuesday for a new post from our fellows—and check out the great educational resources provided by our partner organization, Prozdor. Even though the snow has persisted through and beyond the winter season, I am glad to acknowledge that spring is […]

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Pesach Reflections on Ukraine and the Dnepropetrovsk Kehillah Project

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April 9, 2014

Rabbi James Morgan April 9, 2014 On Pesach we celebrate our ancestors’ liberation from Egyptian slavery—and our own. Every year, the Jewish People finds itself in the narrow straights of Mitzrayim. And every year, we, the Jews, experience our own liberation and witness the liberation of one branch of our global family, even as others […]

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The Power of Stories

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Rising Voices Fellow
April 8, 2014

This month our Rising Voices Fellows explore their relationships to Passover traditions. Be sure to check theJWA blog each Tuesday for a new post from our fellows—and check out the great educational resources provided by our partner organization, Prozdor. When I was younger, if you had asked me which of the many Jewish holidays is my favorite, I would […]

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