Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775

The visitor center at Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park is looking for a few volunteers with the right stuff. The Beth Sholom Preservation Foundation needs docents to lead groups on tours of the only synagogue designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In 2007, the structure, meant to evoke Mount Sinai, was named a National Historic Landmark. In 2009,...
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MATOT, Numbers 30:2-34:42
By:
Rabbi Howard A. Addison
"The imperative to win runs strongly through our collective American psyche." Football coach Al Davis' sentiment rings loud and clear: "Just win, baby." In many pursuits in the modern world, we find those willing to hurt others and compromise their integrity just to gain on the competition. To quote baseball manager Leo Durocher, "Nice guys finish last." Since nobody wants...
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PINCHAS, Numbers 25:10-30:1
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Summer is a time for renewal of body and spirit. Many of us gather in places of family history and memory. As we sit together, we share stories, recounting the past and reflecting on the present. We may discover how choices and circumstances, along with physical and spiritual legacies, shape our lives. An essential step in our healthy development is...
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BALAK, Numbers 22:2-25:9
By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
This week's portion contains one of the Torah's more humorous episodes, describing the headstrong actions of a pagan prophet and his talking donkey. Alarmed at the Israelites' victories against the Amorites, King Balak of Moab sends for the prophet Balaam to curse the intruders. But the Almighty instructs Balaam that cursing Israel would be impossible. Only when Balak ups the...
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HUKKAT, Numbers 19:1-22:1
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
Miriam's death is reported in this week's parshah, Hukkat, and in the very next verse, we learn that the people are without water. Rashi notes that, during the 40 years the people were in the desert, they had access to wells because of Miriam's merit. Indeed, legend has it that Miriam's well accompanied the people from place to place as...
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