Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

BO, Exodus 10:1-13:16
By:
Rabbi Shmuel Jablon
In Parshat Bo, we finally leave the land of our oppression as free people. What is the purpose of this freedom?
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VA’ERA, Exodus 6:2-9:35
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
Moses and the Israelites are deeply discouraged to remain under Pharoah's control, despite following God's instructions. So God shows them the divine attribute of mercy, a tactic that we can apply today whenever we encounter people whose spirits have been crushed by harsh realities.
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
At a conference in sunny San Diego, 5,000 of the Reform movement's faithful spent four days singing, learning, schmoozing and worrying.
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By:
JTA
A county in Sweden is moving ahead with plans to ban the nonmedical circumcision of boys on the basis that the minors involved have no say in whether they want to partake in the ritual.
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By:
Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Chanukah has moved so far into the American vernacular that weeks after the last candle was extinguished, symbols of the holiday still permeate the public sphere. Local rabbis weigh in on the implications.
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