Devarim is the magazine of liberal Judaism in Brazil. It is published quarterly by the ARI -Associação Religiosa Israelita- of Rio de Janeiro, gathering contemporary perceptions about the Judaism of Brazilian and international authors, in texts produced especially for the readers of the magazine. Devarim demonstrates that there is a generation of Jewish content, original and creative, in our region.
Devarim magazine #38 was in the mail for its subscribers before Pesach. One of the themes of the magazine is the analysis of the work of the late Israeli writer Amos Oz, a major figure in the formation of modern Zionist thought.
Cultural isolation is, however, a striking feature of totalitarian regimes. In contrast, free circulation and expression of ideas and information is one of the hallmarks of democratic regimes.
The history of Judaism experiences a continuous movement of creation and re-creation. Otherwise, Judaism would have become a fossil and would be a mere subject of study in History books.
Does halakhah, the tradition of Jewish law, play a role in the religious life of Reform Judaism? I believe that halakhah is and always has been an essential part of Reform Jewish religious life and that its importance to us will only increase