Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

VAYESHEV, Genesis 37:1-40:23
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Rabbi Danielle Stillman
The natural world at this time of year grows dark, cold and bare. Some find this to be a time for reflection, while others feel weighed down by the increasing darkness. These dueling impulses are played out in the themes of the Joseph cycle, which begins in this week's portion, Vayeshev. The tension between dark and light is enacted at...
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Reporter Deborah Hirsch battles crowds at the Gershman Y's Latkepalooza in a mission to load up on starchy Chanukah goodness.
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It’s one thing to argue against the existence of God, but to in­sult Judah Maccabee, perhaps the greatest warrior in Jewish history — well, that’s just a shandah. After all, Judah Maccabee and his followers are the central heroes of the Chanukah story, and generations of Hebrew school students have been taught to revere them for their pursuit of religious...
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It's one thing to argue against the existence of God, but to insult Judah Maccabee, perhaps the greatest warrior in Jewish history -- well, that's just a shandah.
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Amy Orlov remembers sitting in music class back in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., singing Christmas carols and humming the words to certain parts -- the ones that made her uncomfortable. Emma Dall (left) and classmate Alexa Burrows display their homemade -- and edible -- Chanukah menorah, which they made in first grade "But I don't think they do that anymore, and the...
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