December 23, 2016 11:39am
SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) — I do not like wearing a kippah. I grew up in a Reform synagogue where few people wore them, including the rabbi. The gendered nature of it bothers me. (Why, in some “egalitarian” synagogues, are men forced to wear them but not women?) And, quite frankly, I don’t like being told…
March 29, 2015 3:13pm
Every year, a sea of a new Haggadahs vies for our attention, money and a seat at our seder table. JTA sorts through this year’s crop.
March 29, 2015 2:46pm
The University of Michigan was recently given a massive and eclectic collection of Passover Haggadahs.
March 22, 2015 4:21pm
The movement’s first machzor since 1978 is intended as a companion to the popular prayerbook Mishkan T’filah, which was published in 2007.
March 17, 2015 2:09pm
In a barrier-breaking transition, Denise Eger ascends to the top post of the 2,000-member Central Conference of American Rabbis.
April 18, 2012 4:48pm
The Zionist Organization of America is using Title VI as a political tactic that targets valid, albeit distasteful and wrongheaded, political debate, when the measure should be used to protect Jewish students from true hatemongers, writes the editor of New Voices magazine.
March 28, 2012 7:08pm
Entries in the annual stream of new Haggadahs this year include a Reform version with an iPad application, a gorgeously designed Haggadah featuring literary celebrity contributors such as Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander, and one with an Ethiopian flavor.
September 22, 2011 2:07am
New High Holidays prayer books, or machzors, weren’t the only developments in Jewish liturgy over the last year. Here is a roundup of other new prayer books and related projects in that time.
September 21, 2011 2:08pm
A wave of new High Holidays prayer books continues with a Hebrew-English machzor from the Israeli publisher Koren, a revision to Hillel’s “On Wings of Awe” and pilot tests of services from the forthcoming Reform machzor.
April 1, 2011 11:53pm
A haggadah written by longtime broadcast journalist Cokie Roberts and her husband works as a resource for interfaith families who want help holding a seder that is accessible to the whole family, but it really shouldn’t be used as the main text.
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