Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

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No longer able to draw a minyan on Shabbat -- let alone on weekdays -- Young Israel of Oxford Circle, founded 53 years ago, has decided to close its doors for good, making it the latest Northeast Philadelphia synagogue to fall victim to changing demographics and a worsening economic picture. "Fifty years ago, people never thought that the neighborhood would...
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Philadelphia's memorial ceremony for the 6 million represents a time to remember and retell
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Arie Shnaper is a self-described "Holocaust activist." He was one of the founding members of the United Partisan Organization (UPO), a group of Jewish residents in the Vilna ghetto who were committed to meeting three objectives. "We vowed to obtain arms; to wage acts of sabotage against the Germans whenever possible; and, most importantly, to resist when the Germans began...
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It's Passover: Ole!
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
During Passover, most American Jews forgo the zesty tacos and tortillas they savor the rest of the year. But what if someone knew how to prepare Mexican food without flour or leavening? What if these recipes were served during the holiday's eight days in an upscale restaurant? "Several years ago, I began experimenting with the infusion of Mexican ingredients and...
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Saly Friedman, JE Feature
Noise. Confusion. Chaos. My mother and her sisters are jammed into the kitchen of Grandmom Goldberg's tiny house in Northeast Philadelphia, arguing, laughing, carrying strange foods to a groaning table set with grandmom's fraying, lace tablecloth. My sister and I furtively pull at the unraveling threads of that cloth as the grown-ups say prayers we don't understand and let us...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
In every generation, the Haggadah tells us, each of us should regard ourselves as though we had personally been freed from Egypt. It's part of the timeless wisdom of Passover. A crucial event that brought our people out of bondage thousands of years ago is re-enacted each spring. We get to taste, year after year, the sweetness of liberation. But...
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Religious Events

Sat. Sep 20
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
9:00 AM
Sat. Sep 20
Germantown Jewish Centre
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Beth Sholom Congregation
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