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This page contains a combined stream of posts from all RRC blogs. Choose the individual posts that interest you here, or go to Recon Torah, MultifaithWorld, Ritualwell or Living Jewish Learning for more from each of these blogs. We encourage you to subscribe to the RSS feed of all RRC blogs so you have easy access to every post in your email, automatically.
Posted November 9, 2015 in Living Jewish Learning

Strapping on the Tool Belt

Educational leaders with a passionate desire to re-construct Jewish education, let’s talk. If your first thoughts in the morning and your last thoughts at night are about re-shaping Jewish education... Read more
Posted October 7, 2015 in Recon Torah

The Quiet Themes Come to Life

We’ve just finished the High Holidays. For many of us, this was a time to reflect once again upon the themes of remembrance, renewal and the awesome transcendence of the universe. It was also the... Read more
Posted August 6, 2015 in RitualWell

Mourning Our Way: Adapting Jewish Mourning Customs for a Special Needs Family, Rabbi Amber Powers

Four months ago I was about to get ready for bed when my cellphone rang. I ignored it because it was from an unknown caller. When I ignored it a second time, the caller left a voicemail. It was my stepmother's friend, whom I had never met, calling from a hospital in Texas. She calmly but sternly instructed me to call my stepmother immediately. I did, and my stepmother blurted out, "Amber, I am so sorry. He's gone." ... Read more
Posted June 10, 2015 in Multifaith World

Ethics of a Philadelphia Jail

This post was written by Rabbi Michael Ramberg (RRC, '12) 2014-15 Multifaith Studies and Initiatives Teaching Fellow. “Moses received the Torah from Sinai and transmitted it to Joshua; Joshua to the... Read more
Posted May 11, 2015 in Recon Torah

Senior Torah

Yesterday was my favorite ritual of the RRC year: senior torah. At this event, our graduating seniors each share their parting reflections with the RRC community. It is their moment to express... Read more


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