Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
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Even if a 20-something pro­fessional attends the High Holiday Wine Tasting event, has a few drinks, acquires tickets for Rosh Ha­sha­nah, attends services -- but then doesn't join any congregation, the event is not a waste of time for a synagogue, said Michael Meketon of Congregation Levy Ha-Ir. "At that age, I didn't really care about affiliation," said Meketon, 48,...
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Jonathan Kremer, Jewish Exponent Feature
A family enters the synagogue room, a little boy holding his parents' hands and an older sister looking around with anticipation. At the front, the Rosh Hasha­nah service is being led by congregants. On a mat in the corner, children play quietly, then pause for a story that leads to a discussion of forgiveness. Some of the parents seated on...
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It's Yom Kippur 2007 on the hit HBO show Entourage. The always connected Hollywood agent Ari Gold is naked without his cell phone. His wife has taken both his gadgets -- his primary one and the one strapped to his ankle, as she berates him for not honoring the holiday. "Jesus Christ, it's Yom Kippur," she says. For the generation...
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Your rabbi needs your help." Congregants of Adath Israel in Merion Station received this message in an email -- with a link to a YouTube clip -- sent out about a month before the start of the High Holidays. In the video, Rabbi Eric Yanoff, seated at his desk, asks his congregants for ideas to incorporate into his Yom Kippur...
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The Anti-Defamation League filed an amicus “friend of the court” brief in the case challenging Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirements that will be heard this month by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Last month, a lower court upheld the state’s controversial measure requiring voters to present a valid photo identification at the polls in order to cast a ballot. But the Supreme Court...
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