Thursday, April 2, 2015 Nisan 13, 5775
Taking a second look at superstitions’ impact 
on our everyday lives
By:
Richard Pawlak, Inside Feature
Are you wary of black cats, first steps, empty ovens and opened ladders? Do you smell the Havdalah candle after it is extinguished? Do you believe that the number 13 is unlucky? You’re hardly alone. Superstitious behavior permeates almost every facet of our lives. The ancient Greeks used just two words to explain both good and bad fortunes, as well...
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Reflecting on Sandy
By:
Harold Messinger
Hazzan Harold Messinger of Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley wrote the following prayer this week, reflecting on the storm and its aftermath.
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Zoe Cohen and Ken Rosso are due to have their second child in September, and if it's a boy, they're already set on not circumcising him. The West Philly couple made the same decision three years ago when their son was born, and they have no regrets. As far as they're concerned, she says, honoring an ancient ritual isn't worth...
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How the community expresses its religious sentiments began to vary with the start of a new millennium.
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The reiligious life of Philadelphia and its environs expanded from mid-20th century on.
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