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Notes Worth Knowing
By Cantor Jason Kaufman and Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer
May 8, 2017

As we write this article, only a few hours have passed since the conclusion of the Consultation on Conscience followed by the URJ Commission on Social Action meeting. For three days, we joined together with 800 Jews in Arlington, VA, and then Washington DC, to learn, pray, lobby, and most of all dream about the type of world that our Jewish

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Cantor David Frommer
March 1, 2017

On the morning of Election Day, Hillary Clinton’s chances of defeating Donald Trump stood at 85%, according to The New York Times. With only four minutes left in the Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons’ chances of defeating the New England Patriots stood at 92%, according to ESPN. Two days ago, at the Oscars, La La Land’s chances of defeating

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Cantor David Berger
January 23, 2017

What a week to be gathering together here.  Many of us have spent the last few months in fear and anxiety – checking our news feeds every few minutes looking both to confirm our fears and somehow find hope that something incredible might still happen to save us from… well, everything.

It is completely overwhelming and can even be

Notes Worth Knowing
Cantor Ellen Dreskin
January 9, 2017

I first met Debbie Friedman when I was 17. It was Hanukkah of 1974 and Rabbi Sam Karff had invited her to my home synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel in Houston, TX, so that she might introduce her new

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Cantor Steven Weiss
December 13, 2016

Here’s a story for you.

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago – 2200 years ago, in fact – there lived an evil, tyrannical king who ruled over the province of Judea.

He had such a high opinion of himself that he even gave himself the title of “God-manifest.” (Any similarities to leaders today with delusions of grandeur are