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Passover: Remembering and Honoring the Role of Women

FOUR COURAGEOUS WOMEN & ONE COURAGEOUS YOUNG GIRL HELPED SAVE MOSES & THE ISRAELITES Yochoved, Miriam, Shifra, Puah, and Batya (Pharaoh’s Daughter) As Passover begins Jews and interfaith families and

Reclaiming and Renewing Tisha B’Av: A Classical Reform Retrospective

Last year, I did something I had never really done before.  I observed Tisha B’Av, the solemn fast day commemorating and mourning the destruction of the first and second Temples

The New Union Haggadah, Revised Edition, Now Available for Purchase!

THE NEW UNION HAGGADAH, Revised Edition Blends the best of the old and the new! This thoughtful update of this beloved Haggadah preserves the elegance and beauty of the original version

The True Meaning of the Orange on the Passover Seder Plate

More than an estimated 10,000 haggadahs are in print – more than anyone could read in a lifetime.  Of those I have used, one of my favorites is the Feminist

Spring Reform Advocate Highlights The New Union Haggadah

The introduction of The New Union Haggadah, as well as selected pages from the Haggadah, are highlighted in this Spring issue of the Reform Advocate.  In these few excerpts, you

Happy New Year! Prayers and Readings for the High Holy Days

A very Happy New Year to you all!  If you have never experienced a Classical Reform High Holy Day Service, I think you will enjoy reading the Society’s Special High

“Let all who are hungry come…” Passover: A Special Opportunity for Jews by Choice

Did you know that:  “While the traditional interpretations of the Exodus in the Haggadah tended to emphasize the particular meaning of the story for Jews themselves, the early (Jewish) Reformers

A Purim Reading: Celebrating the Triumph of Good over Evil

This month we celebrate Purim, a holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from the tyrant Haman in ancient Persia.  Haman, a high-ranking official in King Ahasuerus’ court,