SUMMER '12 COVER STORY
Catalyst for Change
The Union for Reform Judaism's new president Rabbi Rick Jacobs reflects on his formative experiences, the lessons he has learned about personal and synagogue transformation, his vision for the future of the URJ and the Reform Movement, and his determination to surmount the monumental challenges on the road ahead.
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The God Survey
by Mark Dov Shapiro
Does God exist? What does God do or not do? Last Yom Kippur I sent a survey to my congregants at Sinai Temple, Springfield, Massachusetts to find out what they believe. The results surprised me.
What do you believe about God? How do your beliefs compare with others in the Reform Movement? Be counted. Take the North American-wide survey exploring the God beliefs of Reform Jews.
Conviction with Compassion
by Arnold S. Gluck
What Judaism can teach us about learning to respect and care for those with whom we profoundly disagree.
The Insult That Destroyed Jerusalem...
by Hayyim Nahum Bialik and Yehoshua lana Rawnitzki
...And Who Is to Blame
by Arnold S. Gluck
The Talmudic tale of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza (Bialik and Rawnitzki), and what we can learn from it (Gluck). PDF.
Civility as a Spiritual Practice
by Alan Morinis
Jewish tradition emphasizes kindness, graciousness, and respect to teach us to uphold the human ideal—and to promote good government.
a conversation with Edythe Mencher and Dale Atkins
When we assert ourselves respectfully while avoiding the temptation to act unkindly towards others, no one is diminished as a human being. How can we best practice R.E.S.P.E.C.T., and how can society support us in doing so?
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