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Rosh Hashanah

In this strangest of Yamim Nora’im (“Days of Awe”), a season of caution and isolation that would have been a dystopian fantasy less than a year ago, my mind turns over and over certain snippets of the High Holy Days l...

Posted on 15 September 2020, By Rabbi Peretz Rodman
Justice in Auschwitz: A reading of Primo Levi

(This piece was originally published in Kol HaKehilah, the Kol Nefesh Masorti magazine, in September 2015) Anyone who has translated from Hebrew to English knows that there are often a multitude of possible English meanings for a given He...

Posted on 14 April 2020, By Meira Ben-Gad
Ahad Ha-Am

Ahad Ha’am is known as the father of cultural Zionism, a stream of nationalism which seeks the advancement of the Jewish people through the cultural development of Jewish life and Judaism.  Born into a Hasidic family in Skvira, nea...

Posted on 2 April 2020, By Rabbi Daniella Kolodny