Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

New company wants people to feel good about eating meat
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Phyllis Berman never had any qualms about eating meat when she was growing up, as long as it was kosher. That changed in recent years as the Mount Airy resident learned that animals killed for kosher meat, while slaughtered according to ancient traditions, most likely were raised in just as dirty, cramped and unnatural conditions as those used for conventional...
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BO, Exodus 10:1-13:16
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Joshua Runyan
This week's Torah portion is its 15th out of 53, and describes the final three plagues to befall the Egyptians before Pharaoh lets the fledgling Israelites free. It begins and ends smack dab in the middle of the Passover narrative, leaving off the splitting of the Sea of Reeds for next week. But for all intents and purposes, the Torah...
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VAERA, Exodus 6:2-9:35
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Rabbi Howard A. Addison
"We see things not as they are but as we are." Taken from Milton's poem Paradise Lost, this haunting aphorism offers us a penetrating look into human nature. None of us sees the world through untinted lenses. Even when we think we're being objective, our backgrounds, values and interests condition how we understand life. Few tales demonstrate this better than...
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Following years of steadily declining membership, Suburban Jewish Community Center B'nai Aaron, a longstanding Conservative synagogue in Havertown, is entering into merger talks with Adath Israel in Merion Station. The decision to enter negotiations came at a Dec. 19 congregational meeting, more than a year after synagogue leaders said it no longer made fiscal sense to hold on to its...
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VAYECHI, Genesis 47:28-50:26
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Rabbi Joshua Runyan
A week after the holiday of Chanukah and its eight glorious nights of ever-increasing light, it's fair to say that when we approach this week's Torah portion, we're still on a spiritual high. And with the darkness of winter fast approaching, this portion's title, Vayechi -- which literally means "and he lived" -- signals the promise of life and fulfillment...
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