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July 10, 2015

Ten Minutes of Torah
Move Your Body, Strengthen Your Soul
By Rabbi David Z. Vaisberg

The great Hasidic and mystical master, the Baal Shem Tov, understood that you can’t care for your soul without caring for your body. When I needed balance between the cerebral work of my rabbinate and the exhausting work of fatherhood, I took up long-distance running. Read more »

News & Blog

U.S. Currency to Feature a Woman: A Reform Jewish Perspective

Camp Where Debbie Friedman Began Jewish Folk Movement Marks 50 Years

How a 94-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor’s Friendship with German Students Changed Them All

Jewish Resort That Inspired ‘Dirty Dancing’ to Become $250-Million Yoga Retreat

Reform Judaism and Israel
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Reform Jews Can Die for Israel, But Not All Would Be Buried As Jews
Natan Sharansky, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, and others discuss liberal Judaism in response to insults from ultra-Orthodox politicians. Read more »

See also: How Can Israeli Religious Affairs Minister Claim That 1.5 Million Reform Jews Are Not Jews?

Summer Camp

Here’s a guide to ensure that your child receives the best letters at camp. Read more »

See also: 10 Tips for Sending Great Camp Care Packages

Weekly Torah Portion

Pinchas: Five Women Whose Names We Should All Remember
By Rabbi Steven Kushner
With all of the earmarks of a Jane Austen novel, the story of the five daughters of Zelophehad is a dramatic affirmation of the voice of women in Torah. Read more »

See also: Advocacy 101 from Zelophehad’s Daughters

Food & Recipes

Sesame Halvah
In the Middle East, halvah is any firm, sweet confection – but in North America, sesame seeds rule! Get the recipe »

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