Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774
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Melissa Jacobs, Jewish Exponent Feature
Yiddish flies around the kitchen as the three older women grapple with the temperature in the Northeast Philadelphia house in which they've gathered. These white-haired widows in their 80s have been friends for more than 30 years. Paula Spigler, Serena Zelmanovitch and Hannah Andrusier talk on the phone daily, attend Ohev Shalom synagogue in Richboro on Saturdays and squabble like...
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By:
Aaron Passman
Some Jewish teachers in the Philadelphia School District are upset over the district's time-off policy as it pertains to Passover. The week of Monday, March 29 to Friday, April 2 was originally scheduled to be spring break, however Monday and Tuesday -- the start of Pesach -- were added back on the school calendar to partially make up for the...
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Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Jewish Exponent Feature
During Passover, we are all young again. We gather around the seder table and delight at how our positions have changed. Those who eagerly -- or reluctantly -- asked the Four Questions now lead others in prayer and song. As we remember our rich journey from slavery to freedom, we look forward in hope. And we are all young again...
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By:
Susan Weiss, Jewish Exponent Feature
Jewish transitions are marked in a number of ways. For example, I used to sit at the kids' table for Passover -- you know, that folding card table placed at the end of the long, bedecked dining-room table. The kids' table didn't get the fancy tablecloth or the fine china. Our table was covered with a nice enough cloth, but...
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Editor's Note: The following is adapted from MyJewishLearning.com's weekly "Ask the Expert" columns. Q: I'm a college student and I want to sell my chametz for Passover. One of my suitemates isn't Jewish. Can I just sell my chametz to her? How do I do it? -- Shayna, College Park A: As you may know, on Passover, Jewish law prohibits...
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