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Is it possible to lie to #God? Read Alon Ferency's SBlog & tell us what you think! #privacy #openness #surveillance http://ow.ly/DKFgp
At Beit T’Shuvah, a rehab in Los Angeles, we began work with addicts by asking simply, “What are the lies you tell yourself?” I often thought,...
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Infertility sounds like a unilateral and conclusive word. It sounds like a permanent state, an identity, predetermining a single possible outcome to...
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The new issue of Sh'ma is out! Check out "A Jewish Lens on Infertility" now! www.shma.com
Welcome to Sh'ma Journal, an independent 'think tank' of diverse ideas and conversations online and in print to incubate issues of significance to Jewish life and the Jewish community.
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How one woman went from dancing on a bar to being a rabbi. And now, she's missing the table dancing days. http://bit.ly/1fbxa4c
In college, I used to dance atop a bar at a place called BAR. Liberated, in that liminal stage of American development lovingly referred to as the...
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Does being "settled" also mean being stagnant? Don't miss Rachel Petroff Kessler's S Blog and tell us what you think! http://bit.ly/1gjPI8W
When my husband turned thirty this fall, I played him this Tim McGraw song in honor of the occasion. My favorite line, “Maybe now I’ve conquered...
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The new issue of Sh'ma is out! Check out "Settled and Unsettled" now! http://bit.ly/1htb7Mu
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The new issue of Sh'ma is live! Check out "Privacy &Openness" now! #privacy #openness #anonymity #safety #Jewish http://ow.ly/DKElu
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As a rabbi and father of 3, how can I add something of value to those experiencing infertility?
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I’ll say it up front: Writing about infertility is something that is difficult for me. I know dear friends and congregants who have struggled with...
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How one woman went from dancing on a bar to being a rabbi. And now, she's missing the table dancing days. http://bit.ly/1fbxa4c
In college, I used to dance atop a bar at a place called BAR. Liberated, in that liminal stage of American development lovingly referred to as the...
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How much feelings of unsettledness and longing for the land of Israel are required and desirable for Diaspora Jewry? Read Joshua Bolton's S Blog and tell us what you think! http://bit.ly/1iH4WoK
On a windy and unsettlingly bright day in Yaffo, our little boy Oren, running wild and over-tired, tripped on the ancient stone plaza. Sitting up,...
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How does the tension between wanting to be both settled and unsettled play out for you? Don't miss Dan Horwitz's S Blog and tell us! http://bit.ly/1avrO80
I’m not sure that my own views on the Divine are settled.   I find the demographic realities of the Jewish community to be...
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How can Jewish values inform our relationship between China, the Jewish People and the State of Israel? Don't miss Shmuly Yanklowitz's S Blog and tell us what you have to say on this important topic! http://bit.ly/1eHaLgn
“Globalization divides as much as it unites...What appears as globalization for some means localization for others; signaling a new freedom for...
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An independent “think tank” of diverse ideas and conversations online and in print to incubate issues of significance to Jewish community conversations.

"Sh’ma: A Journal of Jewish Responsibility" invites some of the most thoughtful writers of contemporary Judaism to create a “conversation-in print” each month. Our topics raise critical questions about communal issues, Jewish education, synagogues, personal theology, philanthropy, Israel, community transformation, Jewish arts and culture, Judaism and the Diaspora, and much more. Regular features include book reviews, a practical Jewish ethics column, and Nish’ma, a simulated page of contemporary Jewish Talmud. Sh’ma: A Journal of Jewish Responsibility publishes ten issues a year, from September through June. We also feature a website with original content year-round at www.shma.com

The Founding Editor of Sh’ma, Eugene Borowitz, teaches at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. In founding the journal in 1970, Borowitz aimed at “a vigorous dialectic of opinion… If we could learn to listen to one another, particularly when we are in fundamental disagreement, we might thereby give a sign of how society can become community.” Borowitz created the journal to cross religious, cultural, and political boundaries. Decades later we cross those boundaries while also fiercely maintaining a passion for inclusiveness and diversity— a unique home without walls for contemporary Jews to courageously think out loud about social, religious, political, cultural, and communal issues. 

Today, Sh’ma is edited by Susan Berrin. Susan is also the Editor of two landmark Jewish anthologies, Celebrating the New Moon: A Rosh Chodesh Anthology and A Heart of Wisdom: Making the Jewish Journey from Midlife through the Elder Years. She lectures frequently on Rosh Chodesh, as well as Jewish midlife and elder issues. She has contributed essays to several books, most recently, Praise Her Works: Conversations with Biblical Women , The Women’s Passover Companion: Women’s Reflections on the Festival of Freedom, In Women’s Hands: Letters from Mothers to their Children, and Jewish Mothers Tell Their Stories : Acts of Love and Courage. 

Sh’ma is published by the Sh’ma Institute, an independent nonprofit established by Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation, with the support of FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds.