Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

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Bryan schwartzman Jewish Exponent Staff Nearly 30 years ago Steve Dickstein, then a lawyer just getting his career going in Center City, needed to a find a place to say Kaddish each day for his father. He headed down to Congregation B'nai Abraham on Lombard Street, which he recalled visiting with his grandfather when he was child, and found a...
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The American and Israeli flags make for a ubiquitous pairing inside Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, adorning the Elkins Park synagogue's sanctuary bimah, chapel, library and classrooms like a couple that had seemingly been together forever. But just two years ago, Israeli flags were in short supply within the building - an omission that seemed less representative of 2003 than of...
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KI TETZE, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19
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Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, JE Feature
While last week many of us continued to watch the devastating news images of Hurricane Katrina's destruction of cities and towns along the Gulf coast, the month of Elul arrived - a month that challenges us to listen for God's voice with a particular and sensitive ear. Our sages teach that Elul is the month when we begin, in earnest,...
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Torah Portion
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Rabbi David Gutterman
SHOFRIM Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11 Most of you have probably heard the provocative phrase, "Dress British, but think Yiddish." With your permission - and forgiveness - allow me to create a different, but perhaps more relevant, equation from a French expression historians attribute to monarch Louis XV. The expression is: Après moi, le deluge. It was meant to be a callous and...
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Torah Portion
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Rabbi Shawn Zevit
RE'EH Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 Re'eh - "See this day, I set before you blessing and curse … for you are about to cross the Yarden." The Torah narrative, and Moses' discourse with our ancestors, shifts from a recap of the past to an acknowledgement of the immensity of the moment in the life of the Jewish people. The place of descent,...
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