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Repent, Repair, Renew

Lana Weinstein
Perhaps the act of gluing is a metaphor for tikkun olam, the act of repairing the world, which is central to our beliefs as Reform Jews. There are so many issues to ponder.

Dawn: An Elul Poem

Lee McPhillips Radlo
As we prepare for the High Holy Days, we engage in cheshbon hanefesh, an accounting of the soul. During the month of Elul, we look inward and reflect. This poem speaks to the possibilities of healing ourselves and our world.

Frank Stella: "Had Gadya" and Jewish Themes

Jean Bloch Rosensaft
One might not immediately associate Frank Stella (b. 1936), the American painter, sculptor, and printmaker noted for his work in the areas of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction, with a lyrical poem that concludes the traditional Passover meal.

Barbie and The Bomb: The Jewish Roots of This Summer's Blockbusters

Wes Hopper
Much has been made of this summer’s blockbuster movie phenomena, Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” and Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” which were released on the same weekend. The films have become a strange double feature, both bound to the same cultural moment. While they seem to have little in common, both films depict maverick Jewish thinkers whose ideals created seismic shifts in the world. 

Home Again: Five Tips to Welcome Your Camper Home

Crystal Hill
Camp is generally a great experience for kids. They deepen their Jewish identities, broaden their communities, and learn new life skills. However, these benefits can also mean your camper needs some time to process their experience on their own while readjusting to life at home.

Intentional Fertility: LGBTQ+ Family Building

Rabbi Idit Solomon
When June and her partner conceived their two children through intrauterine insemination, they considered themselves privileged, but not infertile. June was well-connected and her female partner was a doctor, so they had access to resources.

The Top 8 Israeli Summer Treats

Ellie Rudee
It's the height of summer in Israel. On a blistering summer day like today, there's nothing better than enjoying a refreshing treat to cool you down. Here are some of my all-time favorite Israeli popsicles, drinks, and treats.