Tag Archives: Rosh Hashanah

  • For the New Year — Reflections, Expectations, Hopes

    2 September 2021

    On the heels of this exceptionally challenging year, we look towards the next. It is sure to be no less challenging, but it also offers new hope.

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  • New Beginnings for Israel and for All of Us

    26 September 2019

    As NIF celebrates our 40th anniversary, and as many of us head to synagogues this week to mark the Jewish New Year, the future is yet unclear. What we have to guide us is a powerful vision for Israel’s future – and an unshakable committment to our values.

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  • Promoting Religious Pluralism Around Rosh Hashanah

    25 September 2019
    Rosh Hashanah photo of apples, honey, pomegranates

    The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) has launched an online hub of pluralistic holiday resources, events, and educational materials.

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  • High Walls and Open Gates

    7 September 2018

    During the High Holidays, we are meant to open ourselves up. There is a political lesson in this tradition that applies in both the U.S. and Israel.

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  • Meet Ofri Vainer: Bible Teacher Turned Activist

    7 September 2018
    photo of Ofri

    Standing up for secular Judaism in Israel has been Vainer’s life-long mission.

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  • The Path of Progress

    14 September 2017

    For those of us committed to progressive values — democracy, justice, inclusion — in Israel and around the world, the events of the past year have been incredibly troubling. It’s easy to feel nothing other than fear and despair as we move into the new year. But my work in support of NIF reminds me that, despite the challenges, we are making progress in the long term.

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  • Sweet Community

    23 September 2014

    You and I are called to support the Israeli voices of reason who face challenges that were less prevalent in the past: growing racism, media concentration, legislation to limit freedom of expression.

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