Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

By:
Rabbi David Gutterman, JE Feature
Shemini Atzeret, Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17 With all due respect to U.N. resolutions 242 and 338 regarding so-called "occupied territory," let me explain what these words really mean. When my granddaughter, Ariel Daizy, comes to our house for a Shabbat or Yom Tov, the house becomes -- in the most delicious and sweetest sense of the word -- occupied territory. You can't...
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By:
Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener
SUKKOT Exodus 33:12-34:26 The entire festival of Sukkot is designated as holy time, with special commandments -- shaking the lulav and etrog, sitting or dwelling in a sukkah -- to be performed throughout. Yet the first and last days of the festival are distinct from the interim days, which are considered both holy and ordinary. It is this very in-between...
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A little girl in Israel awaits the building of her family's sukkah -- in this case, an elaborate affair that will require much wood and manual construction. Once up, the sukkah will serve as a place to dine and sleep; coupled with the lulav and etrog, it comprises what's needed to celebrate the Festival of Booths, which begins the evening...
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Sandra Berman (left) and Fran Beresid-Andrepont are members of Temple Beth Israel in Gadsden, Ala., which has a small congregation and a rabbi who flies in from Atlanta once a month to lead services. Congregants hope to fill the pews with unaffiliated Jews during Yom Kippur and the holidays that follow it. RNS Photo/Reuters
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Fri. Jul 31
Germantown Jewish Centre
5:15 PM
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Shabbat in the Park
Congregation Or Ami - Ivy Ridge
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Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
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