Saturday, November 1, 2014 Heshvan 8, 5775
VAYIGASH, Genesis 44:18-47:27
By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
When you know for certain that something is wrong, it doesn’t matter what stands in your way. To affect change, you must plow forward. Such is the model of Judah, who in this week’s Torah portion goes toe to toe with an adversary to speak truth to power.
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Chanukah
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
Chanukah is one of the many festivals of light that cultures around the world celebrate as the days of the Northern hemisphere shorten and darkness increases.
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Vayeshev, Genesis 37:1-40:23
By:
Rabbi Mark Robbins
Twenty-five years after freedom, our local Russian-speaking Jewish community remains strikingly separate — culturally, educationally, religiously and geographically. It’s time for Philadelphians to take the next step in bringing brothers together.
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VAYISHLACH, Genesis 32:4 - 36:43
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
In this week’s Torah portion, a momentous event occurs. The patriarch Jacob is renamed “Israel,” and the Jewish people, as Jacob’s descendants, become the “Children of Israel.”
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Decoding the Torah through gematria
By:
Melissa Jacobs, Inside Feature
If God wrote you a letter, would you read it? Well, God did, and you have. The letter is the Torah. For centuries, Jews have been reading the Torah again and again, poring through its stories, its heroes and villains, its messages and meanings. What about the language in which the letter is written? What about the Hebrew alphabet? The...
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