Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775

The Tikkun Olam Committee of Congregation Tiferes B'nai Israel in Warrington collected school supplies and a gift card for donation to "A Woman's Place" in Bucks County. Pictured is Stu Rosenthal delivering some of the supplies that will go to help children who have been displaced from their homes due to domestic violence.
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When he played football for Council Rock High School North several years ago, Noah Gross had a difficult decision to make once the High Holidays rolled around. Even though school was closed on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, his team still had practice. But being an observant Jew, he decided that it was best to skip the drills and go...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Though 4-year-old Ben Sinrod was not much larger than the cardboard box he awkwardly clutched to his chest, he carried it, with wobbly legs, across the warehouse with a wide smile on his face. First, someone had placed a glass jar of gefilte fish in his box, then someone else dropped in beet borscht, grape juice, and, by the time...
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A handful of Hebrew books sat haphazardly on the mostly empty shelves. No family photos adorned the walls or rested on the desk in Rabbi Avraham Shmidman's new office in Lower Merion Synagogue. He's got plenty of each to choose from; there just hasn't been much time for office decorating. On Aug. 6, Shmidman and his family moved to the...
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Matthew Wagner, The Jerusalem Post
Israel's highest court clashed with the Jewish state's rabbinic leadership on Monday as Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger acquiesced to a Supreme Court request to reconsider the rabbinate's stringent stand on Jewish laws pertaining to the shmita , or sabbatical year. A panel of judges that included Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch gave the rabbinate until next Monday to reconsider...
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