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Reminder, Mitzvah Story Entries Due by May 31 2013

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Wonderful stories are arriving daily in honor of Danny Siegel for our next volume in the Mitzvah-Centered Life Initiative here at Reclaiming Judaism. Provisionally titled: A Family Treasury of Mitzvah Stories, example stories and guidelines are posted here for story submission.

Mitzvah Stories Honored by Jewish Book Awards!

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    Incredible - our newest release from Reclaiming Judaism Press, MITZVAH STORIES: Seeds for Inspiration and Learning is being honored by the National Jewish Book Awards. So grateful to the Jewish Book Council for helping to make this book and the 60 contributing authors and our Mitzvah-Centered Life Initiative so much more visible and valued.

Quoted in Tablet Mag re Vaccination

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Tablet Mag recently interviewed me re vaccination and Jewish practices. http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/120073/booster-shot-for-jewish-values (Jewish bioethics is something I often teach for various seminaries.) Here also is a full article I wrote on the topic.

Write Your Jewish Story

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Eight Weeks - January 21 through March 11, 2013

3 min Video on our Mitzvah-Centered Life Initiative

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In the Wake of Bomb and Storm Sheltering: A Ceremony for Thanksgiving and/or This Coming Shabbat

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Exceptionally Good for the Soul: Music of Yemen Blues

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Last week we attended the Yemen Blues concert at the Painted Bride. The only thing similarly excellent that I can think for comparison is Atzilut. If they are nearby, go enjoy this jazz-fusion-sephardi aliveness. In these troubled times it's wonderful to have something this good in your face, your ears, your spirit from Israel. Here's a link to the Moment Magazine interview with the bandleader Kahalani: http://www.momentmag.com/yemenite-blues-from-israel/

Blessing as Missiles Rain Down

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May all who huddle and hope for safety and peace be so blessed. May all who serve do so with the greatest possible integrity and well-being. May we be granted healthy and holy ways to support your peaceful coexistence.

Blessing for Elected Officials

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Blessing for Elected Officials

“May all of the women and men elected be blessed to care for the members of our nation as one best loves and cares for one's own children--

Embracing them for who they are, without discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information, or age.

May you establish policies that ensure good quality food, housing, healthcare, education, liberty and justice for all who reside in our land.

Mitzvah Storming Hurricane Sandy IV: Reflections and More Suggestions

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by Rabbi Goldie Milgram