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Fall 2022 - Reclaiming Our Traditions

Issue highlights:

A Humanistic Mikvah Experience? — James M. Branum describes how creating a humanistic mikvah experience reinforced his Jewish identity.

Mazel Tov! — Risa Morris, Oraynu’s school principal, describes how their group B’nai Mitzvah program and theatrical presentation helps the students discover their connection to being Jewish.

The Humanist Mezuzah — Rabbi Miriam Jerris shows how the SHJ introduced a humanistic approach the traditional wording placed in the mezuzah.

Judaism, It’s All Ours — Jerid Morisco explores his connection to Jewish ritual and how he has used his connection to Humanistic Judaism to make the rituals and ritual items meaningful to him today.

Also, Community NewsMaking Meaning by Making Stuff  by James Ryn McDevitt-Phelps, an excerpt from William Thompson’s siddur, The New Jewish Humanist SiddurThanks to our 2021-2022 Donorsand more!

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