Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

SHELACH, Numbers 13:1-15:41
By:
Rabbi Alan Iser
In this week's Torah portion, when Moses gives instructions to the spies, he asks them to bring back samples of the fruit of the land (Numbers 13:20). The spies return with pomegranates, figs and a huge cluster of grapes. The Texas-sized cluster of grapes is so large that it must be carried by two men. This bountiful sample of the...
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Though as a boy Sidney Karpo sang in his South Philadelphia Hebrew school's junior choir - and was well aware that he had a considerable voice - he never dreamed of being a cantor. Actually, it was his wife who convinced him to do it. "I could have been anything," said the 78-year-old. "My wife is a very musical person,...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
The subject didn't match the glorious spring weather on a recent Sunday at the Biomedical Research Building at the University of Pennsylvania. "Personal Experiences With Death and Dying" was the subject of the opening session at a two-day symposium sponsored by the University's Center for Bioethics, which recently marked its 10th anniversary with the symposium's umbrella theme of "The Legacy...
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BEHALOTECHA, Numbers 8:1-12:16
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Rabbi Lisa Malik
Although the festival of Shavuot was just a few weeks ago, my mind and stomach are already looking forward to Chanukah. On Shavuot, many of us celebrated our receiving the gift of Torah by eating blintzes, kugel and cheesecake. But I've already started to crave latkes and jelly doughnuts. Amidst my cravings, I'm already envisioning one of my favorite ritual...
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Bryan Schwartzman, JE Staff
Mounds of dirt - and a John Deere bulldozer - rested on the exposed earth, marking the spot where Congregation Beth Hamedrosh is building its new sanctuary. But even though the ground had clearly already been broken, for the 100 or so member families of the Orthodox shul, the June 11 ceremony offered a symbolic indication that the synagogue's long-awaited...
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