Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

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When Congregation Rodeph Shalom voted earlier this month to close its suburban satellite campus in Elkins Park, one of the questions left up in the air was what would happen to the preschool housed there. The answer, reached shortly after the Jan. 12 vote that authorized the closure, is that it's moving about 1 mile away - to the new...
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Exodus 6:2-9:35
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Rabbi Ira Samuel Grussgott
VAERA Exodus 6:2-9:35 A gardener who was working nearby a kindergarten playground suddenly got stuck in a ditch of his own making. Laboring furiously to extricate himself, he finally succeeded and exclaimed - "I'm free; I'm free!" "Big deal," said a child passing by, "I'm 4!" For a child to confuse "three" for "free" is an understandable mistake. But for...
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It's time to make phone calls - and make a difference. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Super Sunday - the largest, single day of volunteerism and fundraising in the Jewish community - will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12. "Super Sunday is an opportunity to be part of a community-wide effort to raise millions of dollars for Jewish education,...
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SHEMOT Exodus 1:1-61
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Rabbi David Gutterman
SHEMOT Exodus 1:1-61 Gertrude Stein, commenting on Shakespeare's line that "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet," opined: "A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." Well, not when it's a daisy. Bear with me, and my point will become a tad clearer. "These are the names of the children of Israel who descended...
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Congregation Beth Chaim's sanctuary was packed with members embracing one another and offering consolation for a collective loss. A few even wept openly, knowing that this was probably the last time the congregation would be gathered together in the nearly 50-year-old building. "We don't have any alternative. We are out of money," Michael Bittman, Beth Chaim's president, had said moments...
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