Saturday, October 1, 2016 Elul 28, 5776

BEMIDBAR, Numbers 1:1-4:20
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Rabbi Danielle Stillman
Shabbat morning we begin reading from Bemidbar, the book of Numbers. This year, on Saturday night, we celebrate the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai with the start of Shavuot. This is a little mixed up, since in the chronology of the Torah, the book of Numbers begins after we have received the Torah at Sinai. Numbers recounts the...
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Shavuot, or "the festival of weeks," is Erin Souza's favorite holiday, epitomizing for her Judaism's focus on study and intellectual examination. There's another reason the 24-year-old Souza is partial to the holiday, which begins Saturday night: She is a Jew by choice. Shavuot is the festival most closely associated with converts to the faith because the Book of Ruth is...
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How the community expresses its religious sentiments began to vary with the start of a new millennium.
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The reiligious life of Philadelphia and its environs expanded from mid-20th century on.
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The groundwork was laid for religious life in the city at the start of the 20th century, as these photos attest.
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