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Why Be Jewish?

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We find the divine in the face of the other. Everything is interrelated, including God.
How do Jewish living and study make our lives richer and more meaningful?
Why becoming Jewish is attractive.
Why should we thank God for having made us Jewish each day during the morning blessings? Professor David Ebenbach divines possible answers to this question: receiving mitzvot, Jewish community, spirituality or having to wrestle with the challenges brought
I experienced the God I could believe in -- One who inhered in the divinity of human striving here on earth.
We read the conversations of rabbis scrupulously considering a sacrificial system no longer operative in their time, and wonder: Was this a resilience practice in their shaky reality? Certainly, our study takes us out of our indeterminate present.
A father explains why he feels Judaism is so important for his daughters: offering them a sense of identity, a source of resilience, worldwide connections, ethical guidance and spiritual wisdom.
"I am a Jew, an American and a humanist -- in no specific order."
Seven essential Jewish practices that are the most valuable for living a life of connected purpose with a full awareness of its many blessings.
Rabbi Nina Mandel admits her discomfort with a line from Birkhot Hashakhar, the morning blessings, and examines why thanking God for making her "a Jew" brings about such complicated feelings.

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