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Final Call for Submissions for Jewish Feminist Songbook

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

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

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

SUBMISSIONS CRITERIA

The Many Lights of Torah

Posted by Rabbi Shohama Wiener |

Our Torah begins with light.  We might ask: what kind of light begins in primordial darkness?  Our Torah begins with the Creation.  As we read in Genesis 1:

In the Beginning (Bereishit), G!d created the heavens and the earth…. And G!d said,  ”Let there be light.” And there was light.  And G!d saw the light, that it was good.

Every Day a New Year

Posted by Rabbi Shohama Wiener |

As we approach January 1st, 2013 many of us are making New Year's resolutions. This year I'll eat more mindfully, I'll work out regularly, I'll be more patient, and on and on. But for most of us, it's one step forward and one step back. By the time the month is over, or maybe even the first week, we've become disheartened about our keeping our resolutions.

Where Has God Been?

Posted by Rabbi Shohama Wiener |


There have been so many horrific shootings recently.

When was the first Tikkun Leyl Shavuot in Jewish history?

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

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?

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

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.

2019 Professional Training Conference for Jewish Educators: Guiding Jewish Journeys in Challenging Times

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

GUIDING JEWISH JOURNEYS IN CHALLENGING TIMES: 
 An Intimate Conference for Jewish Educators

      Location: Camp Young Judea just outside of Austin, TX

New Website for Reclaiming Judaism is Under Development

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |

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

Posted by Rabbi Goldie Milgram |
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.