Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775

The Torah: It's like a biblical Rubik's Cube, packed with wisdom
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The title of Simeon J. Maslin's new book, ... and turn it again , needs little explication. The former, longtime rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel is referring to the famous aphorism from the first-century sage known as Ben Bag Bag, who said of the Torah that one should "Turn it and turn it again, for everything is in it...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Phyllis Glazer made aliyah from New York more than 30 years ago. Today, she is one of Israel's culinary stars as a journalist, TV personality and spokesperson. So when we were invited to her home in Tel Aviv for Shabbat dinner, I immediately accepted, certain that, although Phyllis is a vegetarian, she would respect her meat-eating guests, and there would...
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David J. Wolpe's new book, Why Faith Matters , which has been published by Harper One, begins in a particularly powerful way. In what he calls a prelude, the rabbi, who grew up in Philadelphia and is the son of Har Zion Temple's rabbi emeritus, Gerald I. Wolpe, describes how he recently stood by the side of a hospital bed...
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This is no program for the fashion weak. "The Rachel Zoe Project" is marked with a "Z" that would have had Zorro second-guessing the style of his own flashy cape. And that mask? Oh, how retro! At 46, Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig is a designing woman who has become a fashion plate of more than nibbles and nubs; she is stylist...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
There are many achievements of the Reconstructionist movement of North America pointing to the undeniable reality that this stream of modern Jewish thought and practice has become a major component of the American Jewish community. At its first music retreat, "Harmoniyah -- Let Us Make Harmony to God," it brought together professional and lay synagogue musicians for a gathering at...
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