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Pressing Forward For Change

| September 17, 2010

Tonight at sundown marks the start of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Known in English as the Day of Atonement, the holiday ushers in a period of serious self-reflection for millions of Jews across the United States and around the globe. For approximately 24 hours, we leave aside joy and contemplate Read More

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Partnering For Change

| September 15, 2010

With a rich history dating back to the late 1880′s, Ahavath Achim (AA) Synagogue is a pillar of Atlanta’s vibrant Jewish community. In addition to its longstanding commitment to building a welcoming home for worship, education and life cycle events, the congregation is steeped in another vital tradition, as well: the pursuit of social justice Read More

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Reflections From The Field

| September 13, 2010

I just returned from the annual ANSA* conference, and I left impressed and inspired by this vibrant and evolving segment of the anti-hunger movement: community-based organizations that provide food and nutrition services to people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. These agencies came into existence in the 1980s at the height of the AIDS Read More

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All Vows

| September 9, 2010

Even as I contemplate the seriousness of Yom Kippur each year, I am always struck by its incredible beauty. For me, the Kol Nidre service, with its powerful repetition and haunting melodies, is both a spiritual awakening and an opportunity to enjoy the richness of our millennia-old liturgical tradition. There’s no question that Kol Nidre Read More

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