MRA Leadership Statement On Amnesty International’s Israel Report


Amnesty International recently published a report entitled Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime against Humanity.  Several rabbinic organizations have issued critical responses to this report, including […]

MRA Message On The Congregation Beth Israel Hostage Situation


לְ֭מַעַן אַחַ֣י וְרֵעָ֑י אֲדַבְּרָה־נָּ֖א שָׁל֣וֹם בָּֽךְ׃ For the sake of my friends and companions, I pray that peace be yours. (Psalm 122) From the events of this past Shabbat, once again […]

Abortion Rights A Matter Of Jewish Values


On the third day of Hanukkah, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This is one of the most consequential lawsuits in decades concerning […]

Choosing Courage


Kol haolam kulo gesher tzar meod. V’haikar lo lifached klal. The whole world is a very narrow bridge. The main thing is not to fear. Sung in summer camp or […]

Twistees, Technology, and T’shuva: An Elul Reflection


A new word has entered our popular lexicon courtesy of the Olympics and Simon Biles: a twistee. A twistee occurs when a gymnast experiences a lack of alignment between their […]

Minnesota Rabbinical Association Announces Leadership Changes


We are thrilled to announce that starting July 1, 2021, Rabbi Debra Rappaport, Rabbi Tamar Magill-Grimm, and Rabbi Lynn Liberman will become co-chairs of the Minnesota Rabbinical Association. We are […]

Summer Shabbat Celebrations


JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, and para-chaplain and cantor Deb Winston will offer a series of three videos to celebrate Shabbat this summer.

Israel’s Hope in the Desert


Last week I stood in the scorching sun of the desert. I stood on the improbable grass under my feet which had a sophisticated water system, men and women working […]