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Cartoon images of Hillel and Shammai argue.
February 23, 2016

Why Can't We Be Friends?

RRC Students examine an ugly incident described in the Talmud and ask what it can teach us about conflict resolution. MORE
Two people holding hands with wedding ring visable
February 9, 2016

Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom

Writing for The Times of Israel, Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., juxtaposes the progress of marriage equality in North America with the lack of gains in Israel. MORE
Women of the Wall hold a Torah service at the Kotel.
February 1, 2016

Statement on Historic Western Wall Compromise

The Israeli cabinate made the historic decision to dramatically expand egalitarian prayer space at Judaim's holiest site. The Reconstructionist movement celebrates this development and hopes it sparks further progress on religious  liberty in Israel. MORE
January 29, 2016

Meeting the Neighbors

Rabbinical students gained insight into an African-American Muslim community and, perhaps, a glimpse of what a deeper relationship might look like.  MORE
Rabbi Deborah Waxman
January 26, 2016

Welcoming the Stranger

In an op-ed piece in Philadelphia's Jewish Exponent, Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., compellingly argues in favor of a robust and compassionate refugee program.  MORE
December 28, 2015

Judaism, Star Wars, and Feminism

What do Princess Leia and the biblical character Yael have in common? Despite all of their amazing attributes, many think of them solely in terms of their beauty. MORE
A Rabbinical Student's Take on Star Wars
December 21, 2015

Reconstructing Star Wars

Emily Cohen, a fourth year rabbinical student, offers a Reconstructionist take on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. MORE
Rabbi Deborah Waxman and Seth Rosen
December 18, 2015

Hanukkah at the White House

The White House Hanukkah parties have become a who’s who of American Jewish leaders and activists. Guess which movement was well represented at the festivities? MORE
Rabbi Deborah Waxman
December 4, 2015

Statement on the San Bernardino Attacks

RRC / Jewish Reconstructionist Communities' president Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., and board chair David Roberts issue a statement about the recent violence in San Bernardino, CA. MORE
Rabbi Deborah Waxman
November 9, 2015

Shaking Up the Jewish World

RRC President Deborah Waxman was named to the Forward’s Top 50 list, along with luminaries Jon Stewart, Bernie Sanders, Emma Sulkowitcz, Jeffrey Tambor and Jill Soloway, and second cousins once-removed Charles and Amy Schumer. MORE
November 5, 2015

Mazal Tov Marilyn Price

Mazal tov to former RRC board member Marilyn Price for winning the Evanston, Illinois Mayor’s Award for the Arts. MORE