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Guest Blog: Tragic Violence Awakens the Orthodox Community
The brutal murder and dismemberment just a few weeks ago of 9-year-old Leiby Kletzky, of blessed memory, a member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish Hasidic sect in ...
Good News for New Year 5777
As I wish blessings in the New Year to Jewish friends and colleagues, there is also good news to celebrate. There is finally a solution to the problem of the ...
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Sermon on Domestic Violence
by Rabbi Cindy G. Enger, Former Director of the Jewish Program
Rabbi Lisa Gelber on Human Trafficking
Rabbi Gelber writes for American Jewish World Service using the opening phrase of Parashat Re'eh - "Re'eh - See, I place before you this day a blessing and a ...
Reflection on Human Trafficking
by Gail Mengel with Commentaries by Salma Abugideiri and Rabbi Mark Dratch
What Religious Leaders Can Do to Respond to Sexual and Domestic Violence
Spotlight: A Movie Worth Discussing
FaithTrust Institute Offers a Multi-Faith Discussion Guide for SPOTLIGHT: The film offers a wonderful opportunity for faith communities to openly discuss the ...
"Same Old, Same Old. . ."
We have become almost numb to the steady stream of disclosures of child sexual abuse: the Roman Catholic experiences continue even with serious efforts to ...
Passover Reflection 2010, by Rabbi Julie Schwartz, Temple Emanu-El, Atlanta, GA
From Darkness to Light: Passover
Passover is the Jewish holiday about the passage from darkness to light, from slavery to freedom. In remembering the Exodus story of the liberation of the ...
GUEST BLOG: Happy New Year from Rabbi Mark Dratch
A Reflection for Rosh Hashanah: There is an old Jewish blessing offered as the New Year arrives: “May the old year and its troubles end, and the new year ...
Meaningful Voices Book Club Selection for March: Uncovered
UNCOVERED: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home by Leah Lax is our March online book choice! Join us on March 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET.
The Power of the Rabbinate: Opportunities for Education and Awareness in Combating Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community
by Rabbi Lisa B. Gelber
High Holy Days, 5773
These are the “Days of Awe” in the Jewish tradition. We poorly translate them as the “High Holidays” or with a little more panache, “High Holy Days.” But ...
Pesach Reflection 2011
by Rabbi Cindy G. Enger
Jewish Concepts and Values for Helping Victims and Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
by Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, Ph.D.
Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Rabbi Mark Dratch Make Top 50 Influential American Rabbis List
FaithTrust Institute board secretary and colleague in the top 50
The Work of Tikkun Olam: Repairing and Restoring the World
There are two important stories this week within the Orthodox Jewish community in the U.S. The first is the conviction of Nechemya Weberman, a Hasidic Jew in ...
Hanukkah Reflection by Rabbi Lisa Gelber
A disagreement emerged between the houses of Shammai and Hillel regarding how to light the Hanukkah Menorah. Beit Shammai maintained that one should light ...
GUEST BLOG: "I Will Survive": A Celebration for a New Year
I still remember the energy surging through my body that New Year's Eve as the words of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive echoed through the room. Sadness mixed ...
Reflection: A Different Take on Hanukkah
The eight day Festival of Hanukkah begins on the 25th day of Kislev, Sunday evening 12/06/15. The holiday commemorates the improbable Maccabean victory ...
Forgiveness and the Jewish High Holy Days
by Marcia Cohn Spiegel, M.A.
The Winter Holidays for Battered Women
by Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune
Book Club: Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home by Leah Lax
Spotlight Discussion Guide
Reflection: Shiphrah and Puah, the Two Midwives of Passover Faith and Freedom
The weeklong Jewish festival of Passover will be observed this month, beginning at sunset on April 22nd. Passover has many descriptive names, including ‘The ...
High Holy Days Reflection: A New Year . . . Our Work Continues
by Rabbi Mark Dratch
Rabbi Cindy Enger Named New Director of Rabbinic Placement by Central Conference of American Rabbis
FaithTrust Institute is delighted to share the news that our colleague Rabbi Cindy Enger has been named Director of Rabbinic Placement with Central Conference ...
Chanukah Reflection 2010
by Rabbi Julie Schwartz