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We want to respect the integrity of all material contributed and utilized through our website, so we ask you to follow these guidelines:

  • Unless otherwise specifically agreed in writing, the information provided on our website is for educational and religious purposes only.

  • You may use our site only as permitted by law, and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”).

  • By accessing, viewing, contributing or using the content, material, or services available on or through our website, you indicate that you have read and understand these Terms, that you agree to them, and that you intend to be legally bound by them.

  • As further described below, any use of materials from this site must acknowledge the authors’ name(s) and the name of our website, ReconstructingJudaism.org


  • Materials: content, videos, text, graphics, postings and other submissions and information of any kind and in whatever medium or format, made available by site users or Reconstructing Judaism (hereafter abbreviated RJ) for access, viewing, use and commentary by users of the site.

  • Permitted Use: Materials on our website may be used for educational and religious purposes and for conducting personal or communal rituals led in person to family, friends and congregants, subject to the restrictions herein.

A) Any and all Material being reprinted from Jewishrecon.org for the Permitted Use must acknowledge the authors’ name(s) and the name of this site, ReconstructingJudaism.org.  You may print, download, and store information from this site for the Permitted Use described herein, but you may not copy, distribute, re-publish to sell or exploit any Material for commercial or any other purpose without the express written consent of Reconstructing Judaism.  In the event that you link to this site for purposes that are consistent with these Terms, you must credit the author and include the note, “Originally published on ReconstructingJudaism.org.” If you do create a link to a page of this site, you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out herein will apply to your use of this site.  You accept these Terms by creating a link to this site.

B) Using our website does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in the Material you access or view. If you print, link to or otherwise use any Material from this site, you agree not to remove or alter any copyright notice or any other proprietary notice on any Materials.

C) We do not routinely monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this site. Opinions expressed or Material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by Reconstructing Judaism, and Reconstructing Judaism should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or Material. Reconstructing Judaism is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate for yourself the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site, before disclosing any personal information on these sites. Reconstructing Judaism will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

D)  This website and all of the information it contains are provided to third party users “as is” without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.  All implied warranties, including, without limitation, warranties of non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose are hereby expressly disclaimed.  You agree that by accessing our site and using the information, you do so at your own risk.  Neither Reconstructing Judaism nor any party involved in producing or using this site shall be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages, arising out of access to, use of or inability to use this site, or any errors or omissions in the Materials.  This limitation includes damages to, or for any viruses that infect your computer equipment.

E) You understand that the technical processing and transmission of any Materials, products, or services may be transferred unencrypted and involve transmissions over various networks and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Please be advised that Reconstructing Judaism does not guarantee that any information sent to or from ReconstructingJudaism.org will be secure during transmission, nor can it guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to ReconstructingJudaism.org via the site or the Internet, including, for example, personal information such as your name or address.

F) If you believe that any content offered on or through the website violates your privacy rights, intellectual property rights or any rights whatsoever, please send a comprehensive message to ReconstructingJudaism.org at feedback@ReconstructingJudaism.org detailing the following information: (i) your name and the name of your company, if any; (ii) your contact information, including your e-mail address; (iii) the nature and substance of your complaint, the specific rights at issue, and your basis for making the complaint, including the content or posting that is objectionable; and, in the event that your complaint alleges a violation of intellectual property rights, (iv) the following statement: “The statements, representations, and assertions made in this message are true, complete, and accurate and I have the full legal authority to make each and every such statement, representation, and assertion and to make and be granted any demand made in this message.”

G) These Terms represent the entire agreement between you and Reconstructing Judaism with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede any and all prior and contemporaneous written and oral representations, understandings, and agreements, express and implied. These Terms, and all matters related thereto, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the laws of the United States, without giving effect to any choice of law rules. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms or the ReconstructingJudaism.org website shall be filed, and that venue properly lies, only in the state courts or federal courts located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You hereby consent and submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction thereof and waive any right to a trial by jury.  The waiver or failure of Reconstructing Judaism to exercise in any respect any right provided hereunder shall not be deemed a waiver of such right in the future or a waiver of any of other rights established under these Terms.  In the event one or more of the provisions of these Terms or the application thereof is found to be invalid or unenforceable to any extent, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of these Terms are found to be so broad as to be unenforceable, such provision shall be interpreted to be only as broad as is enforceable.

H)  ReconstructingJudaism.org may revise these Terms from time-to-time. Revised Terms will apply to the use and content of this website from the date of the publication of the revised Terms on the website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


Revised: January 19, 2018

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