Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
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Every year on the eve of Shavuot -- the spring festival holiday that marks God's giving of the Torah to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai -- Jews traditionally gather to study, discuss and analyze a chosen set of religious texts. So in that vein, organizers of a July 3 event at Congregation Mikveh Israel wondered: Why not apply that...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
The subject didn't match the glorious spring weather on a recent Sunday at the Biomedical Research Building at the University of Pennsylvania. "Personal Experiences With Death and Dying" was the subject of the opening session at a two-day symposium sponsored by the University's Center for Bioethics, which recently marked its 10th anniversary with the symposium's umbrella theme of "The Legacy...
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For Sarah Kantrovitz, walking with her family to synagogue for Shabbat services has just become a much easier task. Early last month, her local synagogue, Congregation Beth Solomon Suburban of Somerton completed an eruv , a symbolic border that marks out an area within which observant Jews can carry things like books and keys outside their homes. "I have two...
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Extension of existing 'eruv' will allow simple tasks to get done
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For more than 30 years now, Norm Garfield has not been able to retrieve his Saturday morning paper from the front lawn of his Wynnewood home. In fact, during Shabbat, he’s never been able to take advantage of a warm spring afternoon by lounging with a book in his own backyard. “You couldn’t have lunch outside either,” said the 63-year-old...
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Each new moon offers women's groups their modus vivendi
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On a recent Thursday evening, five women were sprawled out on Neely Snyder's living-room couch - their shoes off, and their feet tucked underneath them or resting casually on the coffee table. The conversation jumped from the fresh produce at the local farmers market to their Philadelphia neighborhood, Mount Airy, being featured on Page 277 of the April issue of...
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