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  • Reconstructionists to accept rabbinical applicants with non-Jewish partners

    1 week ago

    The Reconstructionist movement will accept rabbinical applicants who have non-Jewish partners.

    A ban on such applicants, last reaffirmed in 2002, was revoked by the Reconstructionist Religious College following a faculty vote last week, the seminary said in a news release...

  • 300+ Rabbis Sign activist “Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis”:  Encouraged by Pope Francis

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    May 14, 2015 | 8:08 am

    More than 300 rabbis have signed a Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis, calling for vigorous action to prevent worsening climate disruption, to seek eco-social justice, and to shape a world f shared sustainable abundance..

    We are delighted to share the news of this major and...

  • Reconstructionists consider dropping ban on intermarried rabbis

    April 21, 2015 | 1:24 pm

    The Reconstructionist movement is on the cusp of making a historic decision about whether to drop its longstanding ban against intermarried rabbinical school students.

    If the policy change passes, as most expect, Reconstructionism would become the first of America’s four major...

  • Petition Congress: Give shalom a chance!  Give diplomacy with Iran a chance!

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 29, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Give shalom a chance! 

    Give diplomacy with Iran a chance!

    Dear friends,

    That is not just a slogan. We need to act on it, because others are acting against it – trying to torpedo diplomacy. And they might win, unless we act.

    If they do win,  they will actually make it more...

  • Leading . . .  by pulling back

    By Amy Klein

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    When Lori Schneide was 16 years old, she lived in India for the summer.

    "I had this deep impression of calling," she said. "There's something we all can humbly contribute."

    When she finished college, the Reform Jew from Long Island decided she would travel the world to continue...