Aron Hirt-Manheimer

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

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Opening panel of the RBG exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court, became the 21st inductee into The National Museum of American Jewish History’s Only in America® Gallery/Hall of Fame on December 19, 2019. Her induction coincides with the Philadelphia museum’s current exhibition Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on view through January 12, 2020.

Emcee Nina Totenberg, NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent, introduced her friend as “an American cultural icon… who exemplifies a rare combination of traits: demure firebrand, architect of...

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Black and white image of Joe Papp sitting behind a desk

Avi Hoffman was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his portrayal of Willy Loman in a Yiddish-language production of Death of a Salesman. He is best known for his award-winning, one-man shows, Too Jewish? and Too Jewish, Two.

We sat down with him to talk about the revival of the Joseph Papp Yiddish Theatre project and the inaugural YI ❤ NY YiddishFest, which will include a tribute to Joseph Papp.

ReformJudaism.org: Legendary Broadway impresario Joseph Papp (1921-1991) is best remembered for creating free Shakespeare in the Park and the Public Theater in New York, for hit...

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Rabbi Dan Moskovitz with worshippers

Rabbi Dan Moskovitz is the senior rabbi at Temple Sholom in Vancouver, BC, and chair of Reform Rabbis of Canada. He previously served as associate rabbi at Temple Judea in Tarzana, California. Rabbi Moskovitz is the author of numerous articles and publications, including The Men’s Seder (MRJ Press). I sat down with him to talk about his life’s journey and how his experience and insights are expressed in his latest High Holiday sermons and in his Ten Minutes of Torah commentaries.

What was it like growing up Jewish in the Bay Area of California?

My dad was president of a...

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Posed photo the The Soul Children and director Walt Whitman posing with the staff of Am Shalom synagogue

Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein, who has served as senior rabbi of Am Shalom on Glencoe, IL, since 2002, is the author of two books: For the Love of Being Jewish (2010) and For the Love of Israel (2012).

I sat down to talk to him about his special relationship with Dr. Walt Whitman and his celebrated youth gospel choir, The Soul Children of Chicago, which will be performing at the upcoming Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial.

ReformJudaism.org: Am Shalom released its “Soul Shabbat” album earlier this year, featuring the congregation's rabbis and cantors, along with Grammy...

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The author thanking one of the many people responsible for his morning coffee

A.J. Jacobs has written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor, and a dash of self-help. He is also editor-at-large at Esquire magazine and a commentator on National Public Radio. I sat down with A.J. to talk about the lessons he’s learned about thankfulness from his over-the-top social experiments.

ReformJudaism.org: For your first book, The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, you read all 32 volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Does your proclivity for extremes emanate from your lawyer father, A. J. Jacobs...

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