Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

By:
Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
For parents, it's all about packing away buckets and sand shovels, and hauling out dressy clothes. For their children, it means transitioning from playing on the beach to sitting quietly in shul. For synagogue choirs, it means having virtually no time to practice the intricate melodies and depending on the sense memories of last year's tunes. And for rabbis, it...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
For Rabbi Eric Yanoff, joining Conservative synagogue Adath Israel in Merion Station wasn't just about finding a new spiritual home, it was a literal homecoming. The 34-year-old was previously a rabbi at Shaarey Zedek -- with facilities in both West Bloomfield and Southfield, Mich. -- but he grew up in Dresher and graduated from Upper Dublin High School. "When this...
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KI TAVO, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
When did the Egyptian exile begin? That's an easy one, say Hebrew-school students the world over: When Jacob and his sons fled a famine and were reunited with Joseph. Right? Not according to this week's portion. As Moses finishes up his final address to the Jewish people prior to their entering the Land of Israel, he tells them that the...
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KI TETSE, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
This week's portion, Ki Tetse, can overwhelm us with its long list of laws. The sheer number is mind-boggling, and when we try to make sense of them, we are faced with mixed emotions and reactions. They are designed to protect the weak from injustices: You must not use alternate weights and measures that would deceive the buyer of your...
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RE'EH, Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
The upcoming month of Elul is a time of preparation for entering the new year, a time of counting our way toward the 10 days of turning and introspection that invites each of us to frame our own journey in the light of our collective one. The rabbis teach that the very name of this month echoes the words of...
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