Category Archives: Israel

Reinventing Ritual

by Rachel Karish, Bronfman Youth Fellow, translated from Hebrew by Daphna Ezrachi, Bronfman Educator The 21st-century world that we live in is one of constant progress and change. The industrial revolution, which began a few centuries ago following the Enlightenment, … Continue reading

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Teaching is Unpredictable

by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education Last week I taught a group of 7th graders and parents from Congregation Shalom in Chelmsford. It was our standard, 90-minute education program where students learned about the biblical origins of mikveh immersion, the … Continue reading

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Liberal Mikva’ot in Israel: Good for the Jews?

By Carrie Bornstein, Executive Director People often ask us, “Is there anything like Mayyim Hayyim in Israel?” We certainly let them know about Mikveh Sh’maya, run by Rabbi Haviva Ner-David at Kibbutz Hannaton, and the innovative work happening at the Eden … Continue reading

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Appreciating Water in the Desert

By Al Tanenbaum, Guest Blogger   *Originally posted on June 12, 2013 on http://www.rj.org   This week’s Torah portion, Chukat, is uncommonly rich with themes of life, death, leadership, and faith. Most often it is thought of for its nearly … Continue reading

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