Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

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What did a group of 75 staff and volunteers from 10 synagogues do after successfully holding a number of crowd-drawing, people-connecting Synaplex™ Shabbats during the year? They came together to "Celebrate Synaplex™ Philadelphia" - along with synagogue members interested in holding such services in the future, at Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen on May 17. The event was sponsored...
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Bamidbar, Numbers 1:1-4:20
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Rabbi David Gutterman
Allow me to share with you a true story. Many years ago, when I was a rabbinical student in Israel, there was a Knesset member who served on the education committee named Shulamit Aloni. She would later become the Minister of Education of the State of Israel. A self-avowed, ardent and proud secular Jew, her stated goal was to disentangle...
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Celebrate the holiday of Shavuot!
Shavuot — or “weeks” — is known by several names. It is called Pentecost and the “Feast of Weeks” because it falls on the 50th day after the second night of Passover. This located Shavuot in the midst of spring, when the earth is beginning to yield to the season’s warm proddings. Shavuot is thus called Chag Habikurim, the “Feast...
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BAMIDBAR, Numbers 1:1-4:20
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Rabbi Gary Pokras
This week, we begin a new book of the Torah and enter a new phase of our remarkable adventures in the wilderness as a people. In Bamidbar (which is both the name of our Torah portion and the Hebrew name of the book of Numbers), we begin with a rather involved census of the people, who are counted "by heads."...
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For Sarah Kantrovitz, walking with her family to synagogue for Shabbat services has just become a much easier task. Early last month, her local synagogue, Congregation Beth Solomon Suburban of Somerton completed an eruv , a symbolic border that marks out an area within which observant Jews can carry things like books and keys outside their homes. "I have two...
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