Monday, September 15, 2014 Elul 20, 5774

By:
Rabbi Richard Hirsh
Two sections of the Torah compete for our attention this week. The regular weekly portion is Tetzaveh and the additional reading from Deuteronomy corresponds to this being Shabbat Zachor immediately prior to Purim. The weekly portion deals with the details of the construction of the Mishkan (or tabernacle) for Israelite worship following the Exodus. The additional reading commands us to...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
Purim is approaching; let the merriment begin! One of the things that makes Purim so appealing is that it's a story built around intrigue within the royal court. What other Jewish holiday centers around kings, queens and palaces? The characters are easily identifiable: Esther is beautiful, Mordecai is noble, and Haman is wicked. And in this story we win, not...
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Petit Fours will make your holiday gifts extra festive
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Purim, the most jubilant holiday in the Jewish calendar, is a celebration of the defeat of Haman and his heinous plan to exterminate the Jews. It's a holiday where in synagogues all over the world, there's dressing up, drinking and dancing till you're dizzy -- this is a holiday where it's permitted to get drunk. Shalach manot baskets sent to...
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Terumah, Exodus 25:1-27:19
By:
Rabbi Joyce Newmark
This week, we begin to read about the construction of the Mishkan, the portable sanctuary. In fact, we'll spend the next several weeks on this topic -- first, the detailed instructions for making it, and then, after a break for the episode of the Golden Calf, an equally detailed description of how those instructions were carried out. Terumah begins with...
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By:
Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
" ... Synagogues struggled under heavy financial burdens and mortgage debts, watched their memberships shrink, and were often forced to curtail programs and dismiss personnel. ... [The crisis] threatened both the economic health and substantive role of synagogues." University of Pennsylvania historian Beth S. Wenger was writing about another large city and another financial crisis in her 1996 book, New...
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