Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

A 10-year-old local girl won a national essay contest, "What Chanukah Means to Me," earning her the right to read her piece at the Chabad-sponsored menorah lighting ceremony at the White House on Dec. 20. The essay of Dahbra Erlbaum, the daughter of Marc and Leiba Erlbaum, is below: When something in your life goes wrong, how do you feel...
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MIKETZ, Genesis 41:1-44:17
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Rabbi Joshua Runyan
It's certainly not easy being someone you're not, but even more difficult -- as the story of Joseph illustrates -- is remaining true to yourself. This week's Torah portion opens with the dream of Pharaoh and the Hebrew slave whose interpretation wins over the Egyptian ruler and raises him up to the pinnacles of power. When famine strikes the land,...
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All together now: "I'm dreaming of a white ..." Chanukah? Not going to happen. Environmentally, sure, it's a possibility. But expecting a Jewish composer like Irving Berlin of "White Christmas" fame to wax lyrical over Judah Maccabee's miracle? That would be a miracle in and of itself. But why do some Jewish composers find Christmas more musical than Chanukah? Adam...
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The nationwide push to ban Shariah, or Islamic law, from being considered within the scope of American jurisprudence has arrived in Pennsylvania -- with Jews actively lining up both for and against the measure.
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Chanukah doesn't always have to mean brisket with latkes -- or fried foods only.
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