Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

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A 77-year-old Jewish man convicted of rape gets a chance to start over with a little help from congregants at Beth Sholom.
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Judy Petsonk, JE Feature
I was walking down a street in Jeru­salem when I came to a sign: Queen Shalom-Zion Street. A Jewish queen who was not named Esther — and I had never heard of her! That’s how I met the unsung heroine of Chan­ukah.
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Celebrate Chanukah with Scottish-inspired cakes and cookies
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
For my mother, Chanu­kah went way beyond latkes. It was her cakes and cookies — rich, buttery, studded with nuts — that upheld her reputation as a generous hostess and superb baker.
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Dasee Berkowitz, JTA
JTA's Dasee Berkowitz reflects on the models of courage found in the Chanukah story and suggests a way to honor this theme as you light the candles each night.
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Here are a few of our favorite event picks for Chanukah, broken down by day.
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Religious Events

Mon. Aug 31
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Philly Groups for Jewish Grad Students and Young Professionals
6:00 PM
Fri. Sep 4
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
6:00 PM
Fri. Sep 4
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8:00 PM

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