Sunday, February 7, 2016 Shevat 28, 5776

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Every year as Chanukah approaches, Center City resident Eleanor Levie pulls out a black crocheted vest that she spruced up by sewing on a larger-than-life chanukiah and dreidels.
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TOLEDOT, 25:10-28:9
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Rabbi Joshua Runyan
It's never easy being someone you're not. But is it evil? Beginning with the forced sale of Esau's birthright to Jacob, progressing through Jacob's stealing of Esau's blessing, and ending with Esau's marriage to one of Ishmael's descendants, this week's Torah portion is a study in deception. Even a cursory reading would indicate that half-truths may be justified in some...
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Hayei Sarah, Genesis 23:1-25:18
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Rabbi Danielle Stillman
One of Webster's definitions of grace is "unmerited divine assistance given man for his regeneration." We often think of grace as a Christian concept, but Judaism also has a concept of undeserved lovingkindness from God. This is the Hebrew concept of hesed.
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Rabbi Marcia Prager likens the prayer experience to sitting for a six-course meal in an exquisite restaurant: It's not meant to be rushed through, but rather something to be savored.
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Vayera, Genesis 18:1-22:24
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Rabbi Adam Zeff
This week's Torah portion is filled with interactions between angels and human beings.
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