Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

BESHALACH, Exodus 13:17-17:16
By:
Rabbi Alan Iser
When the Israelites leave Egypt, God does not allow them to take the short, direct route through the land of the Philistines. Rather, they are sent by way of the Sea of Reeds. The reason God gives is: "The people may have a change of heart when they see war, and return to Egypt." Medieval Jewish commentators offer a number...
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Chukkat, Numbers 19:1-22:1
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
Rabbi Jablon traces Israel's connection to the Golan Heights back to Parshah Chukkat.
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KORACH, Numbers 16:1-18:32, 29:9-15
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Have you ever wondered why, when we repeat the motzi, the blessing over bread on Shabbat, we salt the challah? One answer is found in this week’s Torah portion, Korach.
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By:
Greg Salisbury
On May 31 at 1 p.m., over a century after its founding, South Philadelphia’s Shivtei Yeshuron-Ezras Israel, the last “storefront shul” left in the neighborhood, becomes one of the focal points of the Hidden City Festival.
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By:
Yaffa Klugerman, JTA
Well before Google Glass is expected to be publicly available sometime in 2014, the device already is generating controversy. A few "explorers" who've been chosen to test drive it speculate how it could impact Jewish life.
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