Virtual Minyan in Time of COVI...

Mar 18, 2020 by

During the unprecedented need to quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, the CCAR Respona Committee has responded to questions about...

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The Updated Gender Language of...

Mar 4, 2020 by

In 2018, my first year as the editor of CCAR Press, we published an innocent looking, laminated table card for Friday nights. Thanks...

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Begin to Confront Discomfort a...

Feb 10, 2020 by

Dear Rabbis, I am very grateful to Rabbi Person for offering me space on the Ravblog to share a few words with you. She suggested,...

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New Responsum: Collecting for ...

Jan 16, 2020 by

The CCAR is pleased to present this Responsum on collecting money for tzedakah in the synagogue on Shabbat (5780.1), the newest...

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A New Year’s Message Fro...

Jan 8, 2020 by

Rabbi Hara Person, Chief Executive of the CCAR, reflects on her first six months as Chief Executive, her vision for the organization...

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What is the Future of Religion...

Sep 6, 2019 by

At a recent TV interview in Westborough, MA, I was asked: “What is the future of religion”? I do not know what prompted this question...

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Embracing Reform Judaism: Behi...

Nov 28, 2017 by

My dream of editing a book on Reform Judaism for the CCAR Press began germinating in college. Late one evening, I wandered into the...

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Rabbi, I Don’t Need Religion t...

Dec 29, 2016 by

I cannot recall how many times over the years I’ve heard the words: “Rabbi, I don’t need religion to be a good person.” I am sure we...

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