Saturday, September 5, 2015 Elul 21, 5775

Shemot, Exodus 1:1-6:1 And the Lord became angry with Moses. The text literally states that the anger of the Lord was kindled "in" Moses. This serves to show Moses as a true leader, for the divine wrath must also burn within him. Moses, enticed by the Burning Bush, is lured into a conversation with God. As the conversation unfolds, it...
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When it comes to holiday decor, just what's kosher?
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It's been more than 18 years since the U.S. Supreme Court last examined whether or not decking out government property with Christmas and Chanukah symbols violates the notion of separation of church and state. The 1989 decision in County of Allegheny v. ACLU of Greater Pittsburgh wandered into the murky waters of determining what exactly constitutes a religious symbol. The...
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Rabbi Eric Rosin
Vayechi, Genesis 47:28-50:26 The power of ritual may rest on specific words or particular actions, but the essence of ritual's value is its ability to transform mundane moments into sacred time. One of the most powerful family rituals in our tradition takes place each week before Shabbat dinner, when, in the light of the candles, parents lay their hands upon...
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Rabbi Joshua Waxman
Vayigash, Genesis 44:18-47:27 Chanukah is much anticipated in my house, as in so many other homes -- the gathering of family, lighting the candles with prayers and songs and, of course, telling the ancient story of the miracle of Chanukah. This story reassures us with its promise of light in the face of darkness, but it also raises a challenge...
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Hoisted onto the shoulders of her father, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel Associate Rabbi Peter C. Rigler, Maya Rigler had the honor of helping light a gigantic menorah before a crowd of 500 children and adults who attended the Elkins Park synagogue's Chanukah Shabbat celebration. Photo by Leza Raffel
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