Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

By:
Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Like many cities in the former Soviet Union, Kerch -- today part of Ukraine -- didn't permit much in the way of Jewish life and practice during the greater part of the 20th century. But after the Ukrainian state declared independence in 1991, a movement for Jewish renewal began, and a congregation was born in the seaport city. According to...
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Rabbi Alan J. Iser of Congregation Or Shalom recites Kaddish after completing the burial of worn-out prayerbooks at Haym Salomon Memorial Park in Frazer. In keeping with ancient Jewish tradition, the service was similar to that of burying a person who used the sacred texts themselves, with psalms, readings and even a eulogy offered by the rabbi.
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Amid the quaint shops and restaurants that New Hope is famous for, a synagogue has carved a little place for itself in the town's unique landscape. Back in May of 1994, Kehilat HaNahar, The Little Shul by the River, held its first services with about 12 people in attendance and no permanent meeting place. In the last 13 years, however,...
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Congregation Beth El in Yardley recently honored its small but certain confirmation class. Pictured with Rabbi Jeff Pivo is this year's confirmation class: Amber Schweitzer (left) and Emily Marks.
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Bechukotai, Numbers 8:1-12:16
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Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.
Prayers for health and well-being have been part of the synagogue service for years. They reflect a deep human instinct to combine the medical and the spiritual probably found in all religious traditions. In this week's Torah portion, we find an ancient and powerful example of prayer being invoked by a loved one to bring comfort, relief and healing to...
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