Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

By:
Richard Greenberg, Washington Jewish Week
Jews are known as the "People of the Book," and that book, which has sustained them, guided them and kept them roughly on the same page throughout the generations, is, of course ... the Maxwell House Haggadah. Produced as a sales promotion by Maxwell House for the past 70-plus years (at least 50 million have been printed), the coffee maker's...
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TZAV, Leviticus 6:1-8:36
By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
"Clothes make the man," or woman, as the expression goes -- and service in the Tabernacle was no different. Jewish law prohibits non-priests from wearing priestly garments, and further prohibits priests from carrying out their ritual functions unless they're garbed in the holy items described in the Torah. One person, however, didn't need such elaborate vestments. Concluding a discussion begun...
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By:
Rabbi Yael Levy, Jewish Exponent Feature
It was a beautiful spring night almost 30 years ago when I first experienced the counting of the Omer. As our seder on the second night of Passover came to a close, our host invited everyone out onto his redwood deck. There, under the full moon, he offered thanks, blessed the moment and said, "Today is the first day of...
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By:
Roger Horowitz
Passover brings Jews together -- across generations, denominations and distances -- as we travel to see parents, children, aunts, uncles and friends at our annual seders. Three-quarters of the Philadelphia-area's Jewish households will participate in a seder next week, according to a 2009 study sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Much of this holiday is about food --...
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For most of my life, when Pesach arrived, I would try, as the Hagaddah instructs, to think of myself as someone who had personally gone out of Egypt -- and fail. My problem wasn't that I was a comfortable, middle-class American Jew rather than the beaten, starving, abject heir of 400 years of enslavement. No, the problem was that I...
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