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Handling the Final Rush of Holidays

Signs of fall have already begun to show themselves: leaves in all shades of reds and oranges scattered on the ground, people leaving a...
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Local Devotees Discuss How to Build a Better Sukkah

Jewish Philadelphians of all kinds are busy building their temporary holiday housing this week. While there is no shortage of opportunities for Jews who want...
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In off year for Israel, Morocco is etrog hot spot this Sukkot

Because 5775 was a “shmita,” or sabbatical year, when Jewish law prohibits agricultural activity in Israel, demand for etrogs grown in Morocco is especially high this season. Why the Jews...
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The Stumbling Blocks Faced on the Road to Repentance

The 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are prime time for teshuvah, often translated as “repentance." Most of us have heard the pillow...

What Your Favorite Rosh Hashanah Food Says About You

  If there’s one thing Jews know how to do, it’s eat. And the highlight of any holiday (and there are many) is, of course,...
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FAQs for Jews — High Holidays Edition

An irreverent look at some unorthodox ways to respond to questions about the High Holidays. We’ve all been in the uncomfortable position of having to...
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Celebrating the High Holidays on Campus Means Blending the New With the Familiar

Local Hillels are helping college students who can't get home for the holidays to enjoy the holidays surrounded by members of the community. Freshman year...
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Still Reading Torah After All These Years

At 87, Rabbi Ezekiel Musleah continues to share the "old school" Torah reading skills he first developed in India; recently celebrating 25 years as...
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JE Editorial: Harvesting Meaning

The confluence of Shavuot and the extended Memorial Day weekend offers the perfect opportunity to delve deeper into this learning-oriented holiday.  While nowhere near as...
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Shavuot 2015 Events

A roundup of Shavuot happenings in Philadelphia. SATURDAY, May 23   Germantown Jewish Centre, Mishkan Shalom, P’nai Or, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Tikkun Olam Chavurah will sponsor...