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Final Call for Submissions for Jewish Feminist Songbook

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Last call, July 1, 2017 submissions deadline for Adding Our Voices: The Torah of Jewish Women in Song. Over eighty individual composers have sent pieces in to date!  Click here for submissions criteria and author rights. Exciting! Please share with those who you imagine might not yet have been informed, we aim for fullness of inclusion and excellence of material. The editorial team is: Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael, Dr. Sarah Ross, and Rabbi Dr.

Call for Submissions: Adding Our Voices: The Torah of Jewish Women in Song

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When was the first Tikkun Leyl Shavuot in Jewish history?

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Did you know that receiving Torah through the altered state of consciousness known as sleep deprivation is a Shavuot spiritual practice? Known as a Tikkun Leil Shavuot, these are offered worldwide. A tikkun occurs when one learns with a lev tahor, a pure heart and holy, implementable, new awareness emerges. A tikkun is also implementation of justice and healing based upon awareness. The origins of Tikkun Leyl Shavuot are ascribed in the

Amsterdam: What Do You Know about Love?

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The setting is Sheila Gogol's Amsterdam salon. I always feel so fortunate to teach here, knowing the loving curiosity and wisdom those present will contribute. We begin with the Tikkunei Zohar approach - a soul needs two wings to fly. In Europe, one wing - yira, is readily accessible - respect for the awe/fearsome nature of the Godfield. To fly, in the balanced way to which Jewish tradition would have us aspire, we need the other wing - ahava, love.

Advanced Training for Jewish Educators | Supporting the Light Within

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 For principals, teachers, clergy, program staff of Jewish agencies,
 professional Jewish storytellers, free-lance educators and tutors

New Website for Reclaiming Judaism is Under Development

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Happy to advise that we be replacing ReclaimingJudaism.org with a completely redsigned state-of-the-art website around Hanukkah time!

Contemplations for Omer Days 2, 3 & 4 and Omer Calendar

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2018 Omer Calendar

Day 2. Gevurah sheh b’Chessed. “A person should always draw people closer by means of the right hand, and push them aside with the left hand.” (Talmud Sotah 47) Please take a few minutes to imagine yourself in a divine experience of loving kindness wrapping around any overdrive or excess boundaries re an issue, person or project. 

Enjoy a story told by Maggid-Educator Beatriz Aguirre Haymer

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Our new website will be ready in a few months, meanwhile, enjoy a story told by maggid-Educator Beatriz Aguiree Haymer here: http://www.vimeo.com/252464209Read more »

Creating Yom Kippur at Home with the Family

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I was asked to create a list of ways to have Yom Kippur at home with the family and hope some or all of the following approaches may prove to be inspiring for you: