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Navy Yard shooting: Haven’t we been here before? Let’s not end up here again.

Sept. 16, 2013Police personnel near the Navy Yard.Matt McClain / The Washington Post Doesn’t it feel like we’ve been here … Continued

Yom Kippur’s magic

Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Hassidic sect Vizhnitz gather on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean sea as they participate in a … Continued

High holidays for Jewish atheists

I commemorate this time of year partly due to my Jewish tradition, but also because I want to help change that tradition into a more godless one.

The Moroccan-Jewish experience and why I have hope for peace in the Middle East

Secretary of State John Kerry has made it his personal mission to revive peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Yet … Continued

Rosh Hashanah: The start of a new year for humankind as a whole

REUTERS Jewish worshippers pray at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City Sept. 16, 2012, ahead … Continued

Mitt Romney visits holy sites, marks one of the saddest days in Jewish history

JASON REED REUTERS U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pauses in prayer as he visits the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest … Continued

At Sukkot, internalizing God

The holiday time is a process and experience of internalization of God as the core and goal of our lives, … Continued

God and the old Brooklyn Dodgers

Morry Gash AP Los Angeles Dodgers’ Rod Barajas scores from second on a hit by Jamey Carroll during the seventh … Continued

There isn’t a war on Christmas in North America

By Tim Muldoon This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War on … Continued

A critical time for Hanukkah’s timeless questions

Hanukkah 2010 begins Wednesday night, December 1st. As Americans celebrate Hanukkah 5771 on the Jewish calendar, we also begin to … Continued

Jewish High Holidays for newcomers

By Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky The Jewish High Holidays begin on September 8, and for synagogues, that means undertaking complex … Continued

Jewish peace

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Oil spill as warning sign

By Evonne MarzoukExecutive Director, Canfei Nesharim One recent Sunday, I had the pleasure of playing in the Atlantic Ocean with … Continued

Your Jewish New Year’s Resolutions

At sundown Sept. 18, Jews mark Rosh Hashana, the beginning of 5770 on the Jewish calendar, a period when they … Continued


Relearning Heschel, Rebirthing King, Re-Inaugurating America In mid-January, several sacred American times will flow together in a way that invites … Continued

A Path to Jewish Renaissance

Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, is also known as the day you can’t get a seat … Continued

Darfur & the Olympics: A Jewish Lament

Today’s guest blogger is Rabbi Or N. Rose. Rabbi Rose is associate dean of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College … Continued

Re-Turning to God in the New Year

Many of your Jewish colleagues will not be at work on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – the “High Holidays.” … Continued