Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

Torah Portion
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Rabbi David Gutterman
Bereshit, Genesis 1:1-6:8 As baseball philosopher Yogi Berra might have put it: "It's déjà Jew … all over again." For the 3,317th time - we the Jewish people begin the story again. Not just any story, but our story - our shared sacred story. Did you pay attention to a sweet Jewish custom performed on Simchat Torah? It is universal...
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Biblical gardens: A picture of the past in present-day settings
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Pittsburgh’s Shadyside section is no oasis. Its Victorian era-inspired homesteads and mansions may provide a welcome respite from the city’s more urban style of architecture, but the cacophony of traffic speeding along the Fifth Avenue thoroughfare is a reminder that the Western Pennsylvania metropolis is home to nearly 2 million people. But at the intersection of Devonshire Street and Fifth...
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Deborah Kaplan may not be able to assist a bride with choosing the perfect dress or help her design a stunning floral centerpiece, but she can create a beautiful document that will make the big event legal - at least by Jewish law. A trained illustrator and calligrapher, Kaplan combined her two skills 15 years ago to design her very...
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When Congregation Beth El moved north from Levittown to Yardley eight years ago - and then erected a new sanctuary and Hebrew school - it knew that it was just the first step in the process of building a communal home. After nearly a decade at their 15-acre site, the Conservative synagogue is ready to start construction on phase two...
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Once upon a time there lived a gourd, who was very bumpy, and had ridges and valleys all around himself. While he had many colors, he was not the prettiest vegetable in the garden. The gourd lived in a patch of ground he shared with many other kinds of vegetables: tomatoes, onions, peppers, zucchini, even horseradishes. But while each of...
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