Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

YITRO, Exodus 18:1-20:23
By:
Rabbi Joshua Waxman
The centerpiece of the portion this week is the Ten Commandments, the sacred laws our tradition teaches were revealed by God at Mount Sinai and faithfully recorded by Moses. The list begins: "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage." For non-Jewish Bible readers, this statement functions as a preamble...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After fire ravaged a preschool classroom at Germantown Jewish Centre and left significant smoke damage in nearby rooms, law-enforcement officials have officially ruled the incident an arson. Nobody was hurt by the fire that broke out at the Mount Airy synagogue around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18., shortly before preschool started. Investigators have determined the cause of the fire...
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BESHALACH, Exodus 13:17-17:16
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman, JE Feature
In the first part of his memoirs, All Rivers Run to the Sea , the famed Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel writes poignantly about his grandfather and father. His grandfather, Dodya Feig, was a Chasidic Jew, while his father, Shlomo, was a more modern, secular sort. Writes Wiesel: "From my father I learned to speak, from my grandfather I learned to...
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It's hardly a secret that one of the major problems facing institutional Judaism today is how to increase participation in communal life, especially how to entice those who normally would not join a synagogue, while at the same time, getting those who are dues-paying members only more engaged in the life of their shul. At least one local synagogue is...
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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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