Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

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A cold, steady rain fell as darkness descended, but the weather didn't dampen many spirits in the considerable crowd that had gathered. More than 120 people had been drawn to the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia to mark the birth of a new Jewish institution -- a talmudic yeshiva -- in a corner of the city that has seen its fair...
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Starting this month, the Etz Chaim Center for Jewish Studies is offering a new opportunity for young Jews to learn about their religion, its history and traditions, and the Hebrew language. The Etz Chaim Hebrew School will be offered at the center's Elkins Park location on High School Road. The school is geared mainly for children ages 6 through 13,...
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Rabbi David Gutterman, JE Feature
Bo, Exodus 10:1-13 Last week, we heard Moses' speech to Pharaoh -- and it was like a shot heard 'round the world: "Let my people go that they may serve Me." But were I to search for what would become the essential and defining tagline for this people -- this union of Jews -- I have to turn to Moses'...
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Shemot, Exodus 1:1-6:1 And the Lord became angry with Moses. The text literally states that the anger of the Lord was kindled "in" Moses. This serves to show Moses as a true leader, for the divine wrath must also burn within him. Moses, enticed by the Burning Bush, is lured into a conversation with God. As the conversation unfolds, it...
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The significant sum, raised since August, will be used to finance the growing congregation's expansion project, which includes plans for a new, larger sanctuary, a social hall and an enlarged kitchen. The money raised during this phase of the campaign is in addition to more than $2.25 million raised several years ago for the building fund, explained Rabbi Jeff Pivo...
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