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Yom Kippur a Spiritual Workout for the Challenging Year Ahead of Us

BY RABBI GERALD R. FOX Yom Kippur You know the feeling. C’mon, you know what that moment is like when you become aware of what you’ve...

Friday Nights at Richboro Temple to ‘Rock’ the Sabbath

When the sun sets on a particular Friday in late October, the Shabbat service at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County will sway to the...

Free Religious School Promotes Jewish Identity, Relationships and Retention

The costs of being a young family and raising children are astronomical. After all the necessities, luxuries like additional Jewish schooling can be out of...

The Fast and the Furious: Yom Kippur and Avoiding Being ‘Hangry’

Ah, the sounds of Yom Kippur. The silence of deep prayer and meditation during services. The shuffle of feet as people sit and stand intermittently as...

JDC Provides Rosh Hashanah Aid to Elderly Jews in the Former Soviet Union

Impoverished elderly Jews across the former Soviet Union are expected to receive extra food and traditional holiday fare, including apples and honey, for the...

Ha’azinu: When Will We Ever Learn?

By Rabbi Mira Wasserman  Parshat Ha’azinu It has been almost five years since my father called to tell me he was eating a tuna sandwich for...

Making Lemonade Out of Lemons — Er, Etrogs

When you think of foods from Italy, you probably think of pizza or spaghetti. But there is another import the country is known for...

This Pond was Made for Tossin’

If you build it, they will come — right? Mike Soroker’s Field of Dreams moment came exactly two years ago while sitting in a hospital...

Interfaith Families Make High Holidays a Priority

The High Holidays appear on the secular calendar well after Easter and too soon for Christmas, making Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur the most...

Stand Up and Step Forward: One Integrated, Spiritual Exercise

By Rabbi Robert S. Leib  Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech The two consecutive parshahs, Nitzavim and Vayelech, are m’chubar, often connected, as they are this year. We learn so...