MRA Leadership Statement On Amnesty International’s Israel Report

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]