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Learning from Joseph About Criminal Justice Reform Joseph’s story, from slave to prisoner to prince, illustrates an important lesson: all prisoners, no matter their alleged crime, are capable of redemption and renewal. ...
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How My Menorah Became a Cherished Symbol of Life We always lit two menorahs at Hanukkah: One used candles; the other was electric, with bright orange bulbs. That second one became a precious symbol of life and light....
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Shine a Light: Advancing Progressive Values in Israel This Hanukkah Although Jews have had access to the Western Wall since 1967, only some Jews feel ownership over this important site. ...
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Why Our Congregation is Proudly Standing with Immigrants We are convinced that our tradition calls upon us to support immigration policy that is compassionate and fair....
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Reclaiming the Public Square with Hanukkah Lights According to Rashi, we light Hanukkah candles to “publicize the miracle.” What exactly is the miracle we’re publicizing – and what’s the best way for us to do so today?...
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A Song of Light and Fire: Hillel and Shammai, Hanukkah, and Us This year, the heated argument between the disciples of Hillel and the followers of Shammai over how to light the Hanukkah menorah speaks to me....
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How You Can Help Spread Light This Hanukkah Hanukkah offers echoes from our tradition to be “a light among the nations,” suggesting that we, like the holiday’s candles, can bring warmth and vision to the world....
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10 New Hanukkah Videos to Keep the Light Burning Bright It's that time again: time to round up some of the best Hanukkah videos of the year! ...
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Got a Light? This light’s for Hanukkah, for a people who who choose to begin our best of days with light...  ...
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Lamps Within: A Meditation for Hanukkah This meditation for Hanukkah focuses on bringing the light we carry inside ourselves into the world and lighting the lamps of awe and wonder in our children....
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