Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

Adding a Mexican flair to Passover
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Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal want you to think trilingually this Pesach. In addition to English and Hebrew, they want you to brush up on your Spanish phrases like “salmon tostada,” “red chile-matzah ball soup,” “brisket tacos” and “fresh berry pavlova.” OK, so the pavlova is actually Antipodean in origin and was created in honor of legendary Russian ballerina Anna...
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Creators of Judaica reveal their inspirations
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S etting the seder table with her mother is one of Joy Stember’s cherished childhood memories. Before their Melrose Park home became filled with friends, laughter and prayers, Stember and her mother had their own ritual. “For place settings, we used my grandmother’s fine china with gold edging, which we only used at Passover and Rosh Hashanah,” Stember says. “Then...
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VAYAKHEL, Exodus 35:1-38:20
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Rabbi Joshua Runyan
Is each person a world unto himself? Or is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?
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Meet Dena Herrin: a Hebrew school drop-out who married a practicing Catholic — and then went on to become president of one of the largest Reform congregations in Greater Philadelphia. Herrin laughs at the memory of convincing her dad to let her off the hook from religious school because she hated it “with an absolute passion.”
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Rabbi Danielle Stillman
KI TISSA, Exodus 30:11-34:35 Rav Abba bar Aha said: "It is difficult to fathom the character of this people: when asked to contribute to the making of the [golden] calf, they respond; when asked to contribute to the building of the Tabernacle, they respond!" This midrash points to a central puzzle in this week's portion, Ki Tissa. It opens with...
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