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Rabbi Seth Goldstein proposes a new holiday to celebrate Judaism's "American redemption." A celebration for all American-Jews, such a holiday would be especially significant for the Reconstructionist movement. After all, "what is Reconstructionism but Judaism of the Jewish people, by the Jewish people and for the Jewish people?"
Type: RT Article

Oy Vey the Rabbi Is Gay: A Short Story for Children

Short story designed for children about a gay rabbi. The rabbi is not out to his congregation, whose orientation becomes known to two of the members, one of whom is an angry Mr. Birnbaum. After some soul-searching and a heart-to-heart talk with the rabbi, Mr. Birnbaum realizes that his marriage had many similarities to the struggle the rabbi faced.
Type: Other

Educating Future Jews: Jewish-Americans or American Jews?

A frank exploration of the purpose of religious school and how conflicts between religious status and identity can be addressed by Reconstructionist congregations. Are we teaching our children to approach American culture and values from a Jewish perspective or are we teaching them to explore Jewish culture and values from an American perspective?
Type: Article

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