Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

VAYESHEV, Genesis 37:1-40-23
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Even though the dates of Chanukah change every year, we Jews welcome our Festival of Lights annually by reading the last parshah of Genesis, the tale of Joseph. This year, perhaps the lights of Chanukah will illuminate the often neglected story that seems to interrupt the Joseph narrative. Jealous of Joseph's special place in their father's heart, his 10 brothers...
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By:
Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Music for Chanukah, which begins on a Friday evening this year, varies widely from the traditional to the modern, from the serious and sublime to the silly, from the liturgical to contemporary whimsy and humorous satire. Cantors and music educators strive to bring the joy of the festival into the homes of students and their families through the music they...
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Jeff Penfil, a Chester County dentist, readily admits that some may find it a little hokey that he likes to affix a giant menorah to the roof of his Subaru SUV -- and leave it there for the eight days and nights of Chanukah. As it turns out, the West Goshen resident doesn't have to go far to elicit some...
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And it wasn't for good behavior: Battling materialism at the holidays
By:
​Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
We've all heard it before -- the "Mom-I-really-need-this" plea from our children. What exactly "this" is varies with age and influence, and sometimes, it really is a legitimate need. Yet more often than not, it's something that will occupy them briefly before being discarded in favor of a newer, more urgently coveted item. Materialism has become the scourge of American...
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As Chanukah revs up, here's a holiday news nugget for those who may experience "wrap rage" this season: According to a poll of Pennsylvania adults, about 17 percent of state residents experienced an injury -- or know someone who was injured -- while opening gifts during past seasons. The Patient Poll, conducted by the Institute for Good Medicine at the...
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