Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

Bechukotai, Numbers 8:1-12:16
By:
Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.
Prayers for health and well-being have been part of the synagogue service for years. They reflect a deep human instinct to combine the medical and the spiritual probably found in all religious traditions. In this week's Torah portion, we find an ancient and powerful example of prayer being invoked by a loved one to bring comfort, relief and healing to...
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NASOH, Numbers 4:21-7:89
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
In 1961, a Jewish grandmother had the chance to have a private chat with the young, charming president of the United States, John F. Kennedy. And why would a Jewish grandmother come and visit with a Catholic president? To ask for weapons, of course. This is how Elie Wiesel records the conversation between Golda Meir and JFK. "You come from...
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By:
Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Some rode bicycles, others walked or ran, but all who participated in Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El's sixth annual Tzedakah-thon last weekend added fire to the synagogue's major philanthropic campaign. The event -- held this past Sunday morning under sunny skies -- generated more than $30,000 for local and Israeli charities, including "A Package From Home," the Schneider Children's Medical Center...
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By:
Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Synagogues are built around the idea of organized worship -- the notion that Judaism should be practiced at a central address where activities can be held, congregants can study, a rabbi can lead, and officers can fundraise. Yet Philadelphia's Unstructured Synagogue Havurah shares very few of these elements. Indeed, the group has no dues, no building, no officers and no...
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Dairy delights for all!
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
As with Passover and Sukkot, Shavuot is rooted in the agricultural seasons. Originally, it was the beginnings of the wheat harvest. Before the fall of the Temple, thousands of Jews traveled from the countryside to Jerusalem with thanksgiving offerings. The High Priest (representing the Jewish people) placed twin loaves baked from the newly harvested wheat on the alter. Families arrived...
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