Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
Why do we celebrate Elijah at Passover?
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At seders around the world, millions of cups of wine are poured in honor of one man: Elijah. Why is Elijah the Prophet part of the seder when he lived centuries after the Exodus?
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It may be considered a minor holiday, but with its history of heroes and villains and bravery and self-dignity, Purim presents a very teachable moment.
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Yoni Stadlin does more than just talk about honoring trees on Tu B'Shevat -- he devotes vacations to "speak" for them. A month ago, the 33-year-old Bala Cynwyd native flew to Northern California for his fifth stake-out high in the boughs of an ancient Redwood that would have been chopped down years ago if not for the continual presence of...
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Over the past decade, Israeli artist Tal Shochat has scoured her homeland for the perfect cypress, plum, palm and other particular trees. Even after settling on an ideal specimen, she often waited patiently until the plant dripped with luscious fruit before photographing it, taking care to clean each branch first. From this painstaking process she compiled a series of large-format...
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As a child, Eric Goldberg remembers planting trees in plastic cups and attending mini-seders as part of religious school lessons on Tu B'Shevat. Now a rabbi at the same childhood synagogue, Shir Ami-Bucks County Jewish Congregation, Goldberg will help lead a seder this week intended not just for kids, but the entire congregation. As the world has grown more conscious...
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