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Guest Post: Never Been More Proud to Be Jewish

A few weeks ago, I traveled with 13 other Jewish teens from BBYO to Ukraine on Ambassadors to Ukraine. After returning home from this life-changing experience in Ukraine, I see the work I must do in my local community.

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A Declaration of Interdependence: Hanukkah is a Feast of Solutions

The lesson of Hanukkah that I am suggesting we consider for 2017 and beyond is to stop pointing our fingers at Agribusiness, Big Pharma, the Fossil Fuel Industry. I suggest that we can refocus our language and our behavior on our own agency and how it impacts our global interdependency.

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Soliloquy of Yehudis

Given the present day focus on gender abuse, the story portrayed here about Judith and the Maccabees seems to have particular contemporary relevance.

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Coco and Jewish Perspectives on Life and Beyond

Honor your parents, follow your destiny, remember your ancestors, cherish honesty…prime Jewish values? Indeed, these are some of the main themes in the upcoming Joseph story throughout the final Torah portions of the book of Genesis.

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Mother Sarah and ‘Me Too’ Encounters

Since the disclosures about Harvey Weinstein and others, a media flurry of ‘me too’ talk on sexual harassment has emerged- some of it constructive, some of it not so. My purpose here is not to comment on these individual responses, but rather to shed some healing perspectives about this issue, from this week’s Torah portion, Chayei Sarah.

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LETTER: DREAMers Deserve a Future

DACA was implemented in 2012 to protect DREAMers, undocumented young people who arrived in the U.S. before the age of sixteen, from deportation. It's now under attack and in danger of being ended.

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Light Rules

On Tuesday, January 31st 2017, several JCC’s around the country received bomb threats. The Boulder JCC was one of them.

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Religious Behaviorism or Spiritual Materialism?

"In a world where we all yearn for lives of meaning and connection, it is easy to mistake our embrace of a feel-good spirituality and rejection of tradition for enlightenment."

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