Blog https://blogs.rj.org/ en Creation, Chaos, and Children https://blogs.rj.org/blog/creation-chaos-and-children <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Creation, Chaos, and Children</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">September 17, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/tags/torah-study" class="btn btn-primary">Torah Study</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-09/RJ-feature-creation.jpg?itok=6CdXamLj" width="540" height="360" alt="hands open to receiving" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was unformed and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters. God said: “Let there be light.” And there was light.</div> Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:36:41 +0000 jstern 109769 at https://blogs.rj.org Sukkot Breads in Fall Colors https://blogs.rj.org/blog/sukkot-breads-fall-colors <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Sukkot Breads in Fall Colors </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">September 13, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/tags/side-dish-recipes" class="btn btn-primary">Side Dish Recipes</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-09/RJ_feature-pumpkinchallah.jpg?itok=Avw_fYbn" width="540" height="360" alt="RJ_feature-pumpkinchallah" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Decorate your Sukkot table with Ethiopian, North African, and Sephardi breads full of fall colors and tantalizing spice mixes and broaden our palates to the customs of worldwide Jewish communities. Laden with seasonal honey, pumpkin, or orange, they don’t need braiding, and they make perfect gifts.</div> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 18:32:24 +0000 jstern 109744 at https://blogs.rj.org 7 Jewish Endeavors to Make 5782 a Sweet New Year https://blogs.rj.org/blog/7-jewish-endeavors-make-5782-sweet-new-year <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">7 Jewish Endeavors to Make 5782 a Sweet New Year</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">September 13, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/jewish-holidays/rosh-hashanah" class="btn btn-primary">Rosh HaShanah</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/honey02.jpg?itok=S4Wrag-c" width="540" height="360" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">It’s a long-standing custom for Jews to wish one another a “sweet new year” on Rosh Hashanah; to hope that this coming year will be one filled with joy, fulfillment, and an abundance of blessings. However, Judaism isn’t a path focused simply on wishing for good things; if our goal is to make each year “sweeter” than the last, we must work to make it happen.</div> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 17:13:50 +0000 jstern 109741 at https://blogs.rj.org 20 Years After 9/11: The Power of Tiny Acts To Create a Moral Universe https://blogs.rj.org/blog/20-years-after-911-power-tiny-acts-create-moral-universe <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">20 Years After 9/11: The Power of Tiny Acts To Create a Moral Universe </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">September 5, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/issues/antisemitism-and-hate-crimes" class="btn btn-primary">Antisemitism and Hate Crimes</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-09/Rj-feature-nine%20eleven%20memorial%20light.jpg?itok=QSeIujW-" width="540" height="360" alt="-feature-nine eleven memorial light" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">The horrific attack of September 11, 2001 was an attack on all of humanity, and we remember all the victims and first responders who died that day.</div> Sun, 05 Sep 2021 18:53:22 +0000 jstern 109618 at https://blogs.rj.org Hurricane Ida: Jewish Ways You Can Help Those Affected https://blogs.rj.org/blog/hurricane-ida-jewish-ways-you-can-help-those-affected <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Hurricane Ida: Jewish Ways You Can Help Those Affected</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/627" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">urjadmin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">September 3, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/tags/disaster-relief" class="btn btn-primary">Disaster Relief</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-09/Hurricane_Ida_09-11-08_1915UTC.jpg?itok=UXC_Tr2S" width="540" height="360" alt="NASA image of Hurricane Ida" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">As we learn more about the damage and devastation caused by Hurricane Ida, our prayers are with those affected by the storm, including the brave first responders who put their lives on the line to help those in need.</div> Fri, 03 Sep 2021 16:54:26 +0000 urjadmin 109614 at https://blogs.rj.org Abortion and Reproductive Justice: A Jewish Perspective https://blogs.rj.org/blog/abortion-and-reproductive-justice-jewish-perspective <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Abortion and Reproductive Justice: A Jewish Perspective</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">September 2, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/issues/reproductive-health-and-rights" class="btn btn-primary">Reproductive Health and Rights</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-09/Rabbi-Fixler-langowitz.png?itok=ojdzIVjO" width="540" height="360" alt="Rabbi-Fixler-langowitz" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">In light of the recent Texas anti-abortion law that has gone into effect, we are sharing this excerpt about reproductive justice from The Social Justice Torah Commentary, forthcoming in November 2021 from CCAR Press.</div> Thu, 02 Sep 2021 17:23:04 +0000 jstern 109613 at https://blogs.rj.org An Accounting of the Soul? https://blogs.rj.org/blog/accounting-soul <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">An Accounting of the Soul?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">August 31, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/tags/arts-and-culture" class="btn btn-primary">Arts and Culture</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-08/EAsner_17.jpg?itok=6BpLal6Z" width="540" height="360" alt="Asner portrait" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">A conversation with Ed Asner, z’l, died on August 29 at the age of 91. This article is adapted from The Actor Within (Wesleyan University Press).</div> Tue, 31 Aug 2021 15:50:01 +0000 jstern 109559 at https://blogs.rj.org Let Our People Vote https://blogs.rj.org/blog/let-our-people-vote <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Let Our People Vote</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/627" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">urjadmin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">August 30, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/issues/civil-rights-voting-rights" class="btn btn-primary">Civil Rights &amp; Voting Rights</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-08/voting-rights.jpg?itok=jxta2Qg_" width="540" height="360" alt="Rabbi Rachel Greengrass, center, and members of RAC-FL at the March On for Voting Rights Votercade on August 28th." typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">As a rabbi, my passion for the right to vote is not only derived from my love of democracy – but from my love of Jewish text and teachings.</div> Mon, 30 Aug 2021 13:40:24 +0000 urjadmin 109552 at https://blogs.rj.org Remarks From Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner At the March On For Voting Rights Rally https://blogs.rj.org/blog/remarks-rabbi-jonah-dov-pesner-march-voting-rights-rally <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Remarks From Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner At the March On For Voting Rights Rally</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">August 28, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/issues/voting-rights" class="btn btn-primary">Voting Rights</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-08/jonah%20at%20rally.jpg?itok=efsPAyhd" width="540" height="360" alt=" jonah at rally in washington dc" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">A transcription of Remarks from Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner at the March On For Voting Rights Rally on August 28, 2021, in Washington, DC.</div> Sat, 28 Aug 2021 20:10:47 +0000 jstern 109522 at https://blogs.rj.org Northeastern University’s Answer to Food Insecurity – A Community Fridge https://blogs.rj.org/blog/northeastern-universitys-answer-food-insecurity-community-fridge <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Northeastern University’s Answer to Food Insecurity – A Community Fridge </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">August 27, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/jewish-holidays/yom-kippur" class="btn btn-primary">Yom Kippur</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-08/NU%20Community%20Fridge.jpg?itok=GKRwICcZ" width="540" height="360" alt="NU community fridge" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">This Elul, what comes to mind as I think about my own growth and what empowers me towards religious action is the work of Northeastern University’s Community Fridge.</div> Fri, 27 Aug 2021 19:17:29 +0000 jstern 109521 at https://blogs.rj.org Stuff https://blogs.rj.org/blog/stuff <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Stuff</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">August 27, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/jewish-holidays/yom-kippur" class="btn btn-primary">Yom Kippur</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-08/arons%20stuff700.jpg?itok=us0gey2I" width="540" height="360" alt="photo of a bookshelf" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">This is not going to be a sad story, I promise. But it does start</div> Fri, 27 Aug 2021 18:19:35 +0000 jstern 109518 at https://blogs.rj.org The Honey Bee and the Apple Tree: A Rosh Hashanah Story https://blogs.rj.org/blog/honey-bee-and-apple-tree-rosh-hashanah-story <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Honey Bee and the Apple Tree: A Rosh Hashanah Story</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">August 24, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/tags/childrens-books" class="btn btn-primary">Children&#039;s Books</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-08/honey%20bee%20book%20and%20child.jpg?itok=ww-NJ8JV" width="540" height="360" alt="honey bee book and child" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">A Conversation with Author Rabbi Joseph. B. Meszler on his new book.</div> Tue, 24 Aug 2021 16:25:15 +0000 jstern 109447 at https://blogs.rj.org Support the People of Haiti https://blogs.rj.org/blog/support-people-haiti <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Support the People of Haiti</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">August 17, 2021</span> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-08/Sismo_Hait%C3%AD_2021.jpg?itok=JBTwmc4G" width="540" height="360" alt="haiti earthquake" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">On Saturday morning, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Haiti, resulting in the death of</div> Tue, 17 Aug 2021 16:03:39 +0000 jstern 109421 at https://blogs.rj.org The URJ Reflection Project: Go Deeper on “The Spiritual” https://reformjudaism.org/blog/urj-reflection-project-go-deeper-spiritual <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The URJ Reflection Project: Go Deeper on “The Spiritual”</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/643" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">kbkaput</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">August 15, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/tags/jewish-learning" class="btn btn-primary">Jewish Learning</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2020-09/RJ-feature-%20TheSpiritual_0.jpg?itok=MgU0fJYR" width="540" height="360" alt="Person wearing a purple prayer shawl and holding a prayer book" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">As part of the URJ Reflection Project, a new set of offerings and experiences for the High Holidays in a time of social distance, we’ve also developed three short essays that allow you to go deeper into the essence of Jewish wisdom that grounds these rituals.</div> Sun, 15 Aug 2021 11:00:00 +0000 kbkaput 101703 at https://blogs.rj.org A Charlottesville Rabbi Reflects on the Infamous Hate Rally and Its Aftermath https://blogs.rj.org/blog/charlottesville-rabbi-reflects-infamous-hate-rally-and-its-aftermath <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A Charlottesville Rabbi Reflects on the Infamous Hate Rally and Its Aftermath </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">August 11, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/issues/antisemitism-and-hate-crimes" class="btn btn-primary">Antisemitism and Hate Crimes</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-08/Rj-feature-nohate.jpg?itok=1USfUZv_" width="540" height="360" alt="no hate with a fist" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Many white Jews were raised to believe that America was a kind of promised land, where mass public demonstrations of hatred towards Jews was a thing of the past. Then came August 12, 2017, the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA.</div> Wed, 11 Aug 2021 18:47:48 +0000 jstern 109347 at https://blogs.rj.org Addressing Antisemitism While Keeping Our Eyes on Collective Freedom and Racial Justice https://blogs.rj.org/blog/addressing-antisemitism-while-keeping-our-eyes-collective-freedom-and-racial-justice <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Addressing Antisemitism While Keeping Our Eyes on Collective Freedom and Racial Justice </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/627" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">urjadmin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">August 9, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/issues/racial-justice" class="btn btn-primary">Racial Justice</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-08/tzedek.png?itok=rcaHGCzl" width="540" height="360" alt="person in mask holding up sign that says Justice Justice You Shall Pursue" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">More than a year after the murder of George Floyd, as we continue to manage the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as increased antisemitism, I fear that white Jews are beginning to lose steam and the ability to continue to engage in antiracism work is beginning to wane.</div> Mon, 09 Aug 2021 14:17:57 +0000 urjadmin 109333 at https://blogs.rj.org From Anti-Semite to Bridge Builder https://blogs.rj.org/blog/anti-semite-bridge-builder <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">From Anti-Semite to Bridge Builder</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/648" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jherman</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">August 3, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/issues/standing-our-muslim-family" class="btn btn-primary">Standing with our Muslim Family</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/muslim%20jewish.jpg?itok=2SAcu53p" width="540" height="360" alt="Three seperate tiles on an adobe wall representing three religions: Islam, Judaism, Christianity" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Read about Imam Abdullah Antepli, a Turkish-born cleric whose odyssey took him from anti-Semite to Jewish-Muslim bridge builder.</div> Tue, 03 Aug 2021 04:00:00 +0000 jherman 92895 at https://blogs.rj.org Celebrating Emancipation Day https://blogs.rj.org/blog/celebrating-emancipation-day <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Celebrating Emancipation Day</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/627" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">urjadmin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">July 30, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/tags/racial-equity-diversity-inclusion" class="btn btn-primary">Racial Equity, Diversity, &amp; Inclusion</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-07/RJ-feature-%20emcapation%20blog.jpg?itok=u5VaM0vn" width="540" height="360" alt="handcuffs tearing apart" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">It is important to pay attention to how we remember Emancipation Day in Canada.</div> Fri, 30 Jul 2021 16:47:16 +0000 urjadmin 109282 at https://blogs.rj.org August Family Fun with the Artists Behind Shabbat ShaMorning https://blogs.rj.org/blog/august-family-fun-artists-behind-shabbat-shamorning <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">August Family Fun with the Artists Behind Shabbat ShaMorning </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">July 28, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/tags/engaging-families-young-children" class="btn btn-primary">Engaging Families with Young Children</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-07/Ellen%20and%20Zigzag%201.jpg?itok=XWq9TtOX" width="540" height="360" alt="shabbat shamorning hosts Ellen and Zigzag" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Before the summer slips away, join award-winning children’s musician and composer Ellen Allard for Summer Family Jam, a 5-week series of joyful, interactive, and engaging 30-minute virtual family music classes for ages 0 - 6.</div> Wed, 28 Jul 2021 20:40:15 +0000 jstern 109238 at https://blogs.rj.org Don’t Wait: Life Lessons for the High Holidays from 88-Year-Old Reb Murray https://blogs.rj.org/blog/dont-wait-life-lessons-high-holidays-88-year-old-reb-murray <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Don’t Wait: Life Lessons for the High Holidays from 88-Year-Old Reb Murray</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/787" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jstern</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">July 27, 2021</span> <div class="blog-tags"><a href="/jewish-holidays/yom-kippur" class="btn btn-primary">Yom Kippur</a></div> <div class="featured-image "> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/hero_image_small/public/2021-07/RJ-feature-%20murray.jpg?itok=RmbpnaI8" width="540" height="360" alt="headshot of murray" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-hero-image-small" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item">Meet 88-year-old Murray, an astounding man. Quiet, sometimes reserved, Murray became my father-in-law 31 years ago, when God softly whispered to me, “Don’t wait.” I confess I didn’t appreciate him fully until recently.</div> Tue, 27 Jul 2021 18:04:41 +0000 jstern 109232 at https://blogs.rj.org