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When a tree is saved, every forest of the earth and the seas is saved

When a tree is saved, every forest of the earth and the seas is saved

Tu BiShvat is another opportunity to delve deeply into ourselves in search of answers to the questions: What are we leaving as a legacy to repair the world? Which human beings do we want to leave as an example of an evolving species for future generations?

Tu B’Shvat – the chag of the union between the past and the future

Tu B’Shvat – the chag of the union between the past and the future

Tu BiShvat begins as the date when taxes, sacrifices and donations on everything that comes from trees are renewed. So we learn in Tractate Rosh Hashanah, in the Mishnah’s legislative code (written in Eretz Israel, in the 1st and 2nd centuries). There was no complex spiritual meaning, but a bureaucratic date. So we continued until the arrival of mysticism in Judaism.

D-Day

D-Day

D-Day is a decisive moment: full of symbolism, it marks the union of many forces that start a journey of connections and support. A turning point.

Latin American Reform Movement Launches Portuguese Edition of Plaut Chumash

Latin American Reform Movement Launches Portuguese Edition of Plaut Chumash

About ten years ago, a study group within the Brazilian branch of UJR Latin America set heart on the development of a bold project: the creation of a chumash compatible with the Jewish world as well as the values nurtured by the Reform movement.

The Jewish Academy

The Jewish Academy

The Jewish community is currently experiencing very special times, especially in light of its millenary history. We are the third generation living with sovereign Israel, which has a solid American diaspora and enjoys extraordinary Jewish life freedom– a feat unheard of in seventy generations!