Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
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Ryan Teitman
In just a year's time, Congregation Beth El in Yardley hopes to be holding its High Holiday services in its own sanctuary -- and not at Pennsbury Middle School. For years, come each fall, the congregation has had to rent space in the school since the shul's growing membership could not fit in into the synagogue chapel. After four years...
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Ten years ago, Jeremy Cowan could be seen driving around San Francisco in his grandmother's Volvo, hand-delivering bottles of his homemade beer to local merchants. The label featured a smiling, cartoonish-like rabbi and a tongue-in-cheek name -- "He'Brew." The idea may have started out as a gag between Cowan and some of his friends, but he soon realized that he...
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Rather than going into the office -- business as usual -- 15 employees of Premier Brokerage Services in Jenkintown did something a little different on a recent workday: They cooked and packaged dinners to be distributed to low-income, isolated or homebound seniors. And they were paid for it. The insurance and financial-service employees donned aprons and hair nets while preparing...
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Ryan Teitman
While Jewish families fasted on Yom Kippur, one nonprofit group asked them to go a step further this year, and remember those who experience hunger on a regular basis. On the holiday, Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger encouraged families to donate money that would have been spent on meals during their roughly 24-hour period of fasting. The organization has...
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Rabbis Take Aim at Interrogation Issues The liberal advocacy group Rabbis for Human Rights-North America blasted recent legislation passed by the House and Senate that would afford the president broad leeway in determining proper interrogation techniques. It would also deny detainees, such as those at Guantánamo Bay, the right to challenge their imprisonment through an American court. The final version...
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