Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

Torah Portion
By:
David Rabbi Straus
CHAYE SARAH, Genesis 23:1-25:18 The Torah portion this week, Chaye Sarah, which literally means "the lives of Sarah," opens by telling us of her death. In the opening verses, we read of Abraham mourning the death of his spouse and lifemate, and then preparing for her burial. Describing himself as a resident alien in the land of Canaan, he purchases...
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Focus on Community
By:
Zara Myers, JE Feature
For parents with young families, a new program, "Teach Your Children Well," is an opportunity to "strengthen their own Jewish identity and feel comfortable creating Jewish life in their homes," according to Liz Nover, the program's coordinator. "This class was designed to include Jewish parents who are synagogue-affiliated, as well as those who have not yet joined; for Jews by...
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King Solomon, the third king of Israel, lived in a splendid palace surrounded by lavish gardens filled with all sorts of colorful, sweet-smelling flowers. One day as he sat in his garden thinking important thoughts, he was startled by a pain on his royal nose. "Ouch!" cried King Solomon, touching his red, swollen nose. "I think I have been stung...
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Insects have been described as the little creatures that run the world, and there's a lot of truth to this seemingly simple statement. Insects are the principle pollinators of plants, and we would not have many of the fruits and vegetables that we enjoy if it were not for them. Insects are food for many types of animals: birds, fish,...
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The construction of an eruv - a symbolic barrier surrounding an area within which observant Jews are halachically permitted to carry things outside of their homes on Shabbat - has for years been a dream of many in Center City. And now that Mayor John Street has signed into law a City Council ordinance approving the eruv, the only apparent...
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