Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

Torah Portion
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Rabbi David Gutterman, JE Feature
VAYESHEV, Genesis 37:1-40:23 I wish I could begin by quoting Rambam or Rabbi Soloveitchick - though separated by seven centuries, they remain two of our pre-eminent relationship experts. That is to say, they teach Jews how to relate to sacred texts and to the challenges of living Jewishly even today. But allow me to quote a different relationship expert, "Hitch"...
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About six years ago, Eve Berger's then-toddler daughter wanted to have colored lights on the outside of her house for the December holiday season, just like her neighbors. To indulge her daughter's request, Berger decided that she would string blue and white Christmas lights in the shape of a Magen David, and hang the symbol next to her front door...
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For more than four decades, Congregation Rodeph Shalom has maintained a significant presence at two Philadelphia-area locations. But if the Reform synagogue's strategic plan receives final approval next month, its Elkins Park campus will cease to exist. Synagogue leaders maintain that the shift in focus for the benefit of its metropolitan campus - a circa-1928 monument of Moorish-inspired architecture on...
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As Jews around the world prepared for the latest New Year, members of Congregation Or Ami also welcomed the start of something else: a new educational center. The day before Rosh Hashanah, the synagogue obtained a certificate of occupancy for its new $2.5 million building, which includes 14 classrooms, a library, gift shop, expanded office space and a new youth...
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Newly settled an ocean away from their native lands, immigrants at the turn of the century faced language barriers, culture clashes, and often, a sense of extreme loneliness. But back then, 44 professionals - mostly Philadelphians, and all male - got together to create an organization that would allow Jewish immigrants to socialize and to maintain a sense of their...
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