Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775

By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Meyer Markowitz wants some action: He wants you to search through your closets, poke around the basement or attic, and scrounge through drawers in search of one thing -- unused tefillin. Markowitz, 78, is leading a drive at Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell to collect tefillin -- two leather boxes filled with parchment and connected by a leather strap,...
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Rabbi David Gutterman, JE Feature
VAYERA, Genesis 18:1-22:24 Vayera contains one of the most famous stories in the Torah: the binding of Isaac. We read that story -- contained in this week's portion -- every Rosh Hashanah, and each year, we struggle with its content. We ask questions like, "If God asked me, what would I do?" We wonder, "How could any parent think of...
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By:
Zach Pontz, JE Feature
The building at 40th and Spruce streets, an unassuming four-story twin that now bears a fading coat of paint, will soon be transformed into a state-of-the-art facility -- an expansion of the former Lubavitch House -- to better meet the needs of Jewish students on the University of Pennsylvania campus. That was the message delivered Sunday by various speakers during...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While animal-rights proponents may see human beings as just one of a vast number of creatures roaming the Earth, Judaism sees humans as distinct and superior. This difference in ideology has led to strained relations between Jewish groups and many in the animal-rights movement, said Rabbi Mordechai Becher, senior lecturer of the Gateways Organization, a Jewish educational and outreach group...
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Chayei Sarah, Genesis 23:1-25:18 The old joke about Jewish holidays and rituals is that all of them conform to the same narrative: They tried to kill us. We survived (and even flourished). Now, let's eat! And when you think of the stories and the celebrations of Passover, Chanukah and Purim -- just to name a few of the prominent features...
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Religious Events

Tue. Dec 23
The Global Phenomenon 8th Day Live in Concert
Lubavitch of Bucks County
7:30 PM
Wed. Dec 24
Oy To The World Jewish Christmas Xmas Eve Party
The Collaborative
9:00 PM-2:00 AM
Thu. Dec 25
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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