Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Amy Orlov remembers sitting in music class back in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., singing Christmas carols and humming the words to certain parts -- the ones that made her uncomfortable. Emma Dall (left) and classmate Alexa Burrows display their homemade -- and edible -- Chanukah menorah, which they made in first grade "But I don't think they do that anymore, and the...
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Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, JE Feature
Move over, Nutcracker; make way, Tiny Tim: there is a new theatrical tradition in town this year just in time for the holidays, and this one features hot latkes, chocolate gelt, live klezmer music and Chanukah candle lighting. Gas and Electric Arts, a Philadelphia-based theater company founded by Lower Merion native Lisa Jo Epstein and partner David Brown in 2005,...
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Every year as Chanukah approaches, Center City resident Eleanor Levie pulls out a black crocheted vest that she spruced up by sewing on a larger-than-life chanukiah and dreidels.
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Rabbi Danielle Stillman
As Jews, we have a long history of eschewing physical representations for fear of practicing idolatry. When we speak of Torah, we often mean the words of Torah and all the commentaries, laws and ideas that have sprung forth from these words.
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Mordechai Shinefeld | Je Feature
Protesters chanted, waved signs and marched around City Hall in downtown Philadelphia, a group of Jewish organizers staged an unusual approach to social activism: They davened the Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service. Next to Emlen Etting's abstract "Phoenix Rising" sculpture, and beneath the watchful eyes of helmeted police officers patrolling the street above, some 100 worshipers gathered in a recessed...
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