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August 7, 2015

Ten Minutes of Torah
Reflecting Now To Be Prepared for Yom Kippur
By Rabbi Steven Moskowitz
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On August 16, the first day of the month of Elul, Jews the world over will count 40 days until Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is useless without these 40 days of preparation and reaching out, during which we focus on repentance, change our ways, and seek out those we have wronged. Read more »

News & Blog

Op-Ed: Taking the Bible Literally Helped Take Shira Banki’s Life

Reform Rabbis March with the Torah in NAACP’s Journey for Justice

A Mother’s Prayer: Mi Shebeirach for the IDF

What’s New with the Israeli Coalition Government?

In Jennifer Weiner’s Hit Novels, It’s a (Jewish) Woman’s World

Social Justice
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25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
“When I helped pass the ADA, I didn’t know how much that law would affect my life – until I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury.” Learn more »

Also watch: How Jewish Camp and Improv Helped One Comedian Overcome Tourette Syndrome

Holiday Resources
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Weekly Torah Portion

Eikev: Getting What We Deserve
By Rabbi Audrey R. Korotkin
Because bad things do happen to good people, we have trouble swallowing this week’s parashah. Read more »

See also: Does God Really Want Us to Destroy Other Nations?

Food & Recipes
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Wine Jelly & Frosted Grapes
Pairs perfectly with a cheese board on warm summer nights! Get the recipe »

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I’ve heard that it’s customary to visit loved ones’ graves before or during the High Holidays. Is this true?

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