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  • Rabbi Jacob Staub is the director of Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations. He is Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Spirituality at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where he directs the Program in Jewish Spiritual Direction. He served as editor of The Reconstructionist 1983-89. He co-authored with Rebecca Alpert Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach.

Justice Work is a Mitzvah

Justice Work is a Mitzvah

How do we work to make things better? This interpretation of the morning Shaharit offers a way in: to act in spiritual alignment with creation for a more equitable and just world.

A Reconstructionist View on Patrilineal Descent

A Reconstructionist View on Patrilineal Descent

In this piece from 2001, Rabbi Jacob Staub wrestles with the arguments around inclusion of patrilineal Jews, and explains why the inclusion and celebration of patrilineal Jews are crucial to the Jewish future.

God as a Source of Comfort

God as a Source of Comfort

Is it possible to find comfort in God without believing in God? Rabbi Jacob Staub explodes the question and offers other lenses by which the answer might be “yes.”

Shavuot Theology

Shavuot Theology

This article is excerpted from The Guide to Jewish Practice, Volume 1. The full Guide may be ordered from the Reconstructionist Press. The festival of Shavuot (“Weeks” or “Pentecost”) is also known in our tradition as z’man matan toratenu—“The Time of the Giving of...

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