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  • Exploring Judaism

    Exploring Judaism is the digital home for Conservative/Masorti Judaism, embracing the beauty and complexity of Judaism, and our personal search for meaning, learning, and connecting. Our goal is to create content based on three core framing: Meaning-Making (Why?), Practical Living (How?), and Explainers (What?).

Passover Reader 5784: “Not A Haggadah”

Passover is a powerful story of redemption and liberation. One of the core ways we orient ourselves to those themes is with an organized story, ...
Adding Some Shenanigans to your Purim

Adding Some Shenanigans to your Purim

Purim is the perfect time to add some whimsy and shenanigans to your celebration. It is okay to be silly with these activities!
Conversation with Martin Luther King at 1968 RA Convention

Conversation with Martin Luther King at 1968 RA Convention

At the 1968 Rabbinical Assembly convention, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to assembled rabbis concerning how they can fight for justice.
Prayer for kidnapped israelis

Prayer for Kidnapped Israelis

A prayer for kidnapped Israelis by Hamas and are being held in Gaza.

A Note on the Exploring Judaism Calendar

There is a contemporary Jewish community with its own religious calendar that marks observances unique to their community, from the birthdays of their leaders to ...

Exploring Judaism’s Philosophy of Transliteration

People have feelings about transliteration. We want to share our philosophy on transliteration and why we transliterate the way we do.
When Can a Passover Seder Start Early?

When Can a Passover Seder Start Early? Other Festivals?

When is the earliest time that we can begin observing Jewish festivals, on first or second day of Yom Tov, in particular, the Passover seder?
A Guide To Your First Passover Seder

A Guide To Hosting Your First Passover Seder

It can be daunting to prepare for your first seder. We've put together a collection of great posts that will help you get started.

Our 2022 Journey

Exploring Judaism has come a long way in just over eight months, and we think there is much to be proud of.

Announcement: We’re making friends!

You’ve got a friend. Maybe children have the right idea. Why do most of us outgrow the comfort of asking someone to be our friend? ...