Sunday, January 25, 2015 Shevat 5, 5775

Mussar can show the way
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Mussar -- a tradition of religious instruction, developed in 19th-century Lithuania, that assists Jews in working toward a more ethical life -- has had a minor resurgence in recent years, both locally and nationally. Right here in the area, Rabbi Ira F. Stone of Center City's Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel has been at the forefront of reintroducing the tradition to...
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"You'll be the death of me," the elderly man whispered. And hoped. Death wish? Jack Kevorkian heard it as a plea for a posthumous epigram. "You Don't Know Jack," HBO's multiple-Emmy Award nominee -- with the honors being handed out Aug. 29 -- was written by Philadelphia's Adam Mazer, whose interviews with the doc assigned the moniker of "Dr. Death"...
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Considering the importance of the Aleppo Codex as a religious text, it's remarkable to realize how many Jews know little about it. Granted, its origins and fate are shrouded in a certain amount of mystery, which may explain why this central and resonant version of the Hebrew Bible doesn't loom as large in the general consciousness of Jews. That problem,...
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No need for heat for these cool after-dinner treats
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Keri Fisher, JE Feature
I love to entertain during the summer -- just marinate some meat, fire up the grill, toss a few salads, mix up a pitcher of sangria, and you're good to go. But dessert always throws me for a loop. Icebox cake has been in my family for generations. It's a combination of boxed pudding, Cool-Whip and graham crackers, layered in...
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Busy schedules, including work, school and extracurricular activities often cause healthy eating to fall to the wayside. Kids can end up munching on pizza, snacks and junk food, instead of freshly prepared, well-rounded meals. As the school year approaches, it's important to consider nutritious meal and snack options for children, and one of the best ways to implement healthy eating...
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Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
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National Museum of American Jewish History
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