One of the challenges we have today is to identify how to continue contributing for the building of a Jewish and democratic state, being Zionists Jews in the diaspora.
Passover teaches us not to give up any cause: to fight for our survival as we seek a world with more justice.
The history of Judaism experiences a continuous movement of creation and re-creation. Otherwise, Judaism would have become a fossil and would be a mere subject of study in History books.
Cultural isolation is, however, a striking feature of totalitarian regimes. In contrast, free circulation and expression of ideas and information is one of the hallmarks of democratic regimes.
The Union for Reform Judaism for Latin America is the regional chapter of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the most developed Jewish movement in the world that focuses its practices on the Jewish tradition, on respect for human rights, pluralism, equality and inclusion.
Towards the end of the Twentieth Century, American progressive began to take creative paths to recover the family and communitarian experience of the Passover Seder that had been neglected from the lives of most Jews.
Vashti the Queen is banished for refusing to serve the King at a drunken boys’ party. Then the new Queen is chosen by participating in a “Beauty” pageant. What could possibly be feminist about Purim, which is not meant to be taken too seriously anyway?
In the face of the challenges related to climate change and the reaction of nature to our neglected desecration, nothing is wiser in our time than reflecting again on how wise our tradition is that it has established a time for us to connect with the earth and our dependence vital with a natural cycle
Does halakhah, the tradition of Jewish law, play a role in the religious life of Reform Judaism? I believe that halakhah is and always has been an essential part of Reform Jewish religious life and that its importance to us will only increase