Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

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When Congregation Beth El moved north from Levittown to Yardley eight years ago - and then erected a new sanctuary and Hebrew school - it knew that it was just the first step in the process of building a communal home. After nearly a decade at their 15-acre site, the Conservative synagogue is ready to start construction on phase two...
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Once upon a time there lived a gourd, who was very bumpy, and had ridges and valleys all around himself. While he had many colors, he was not the prettiest vegetable in the garden. The gourd lived in a patch of ground he shared with many other kinds of vegetables: tomatoes, onions, peppers, zucchini, even horseradishes. But while each of...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
The week before the Sept. 3 Bar Mitzvah of Sheldon Satenstein, bags of kosher grocery staples seemed to pour into the social hall of Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester. No, they weren't going to be used by the caterer - who was actually his mother, Jamie Satenstein. The food was donated by his guests, who'd been asked in the...
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Gail Naron Chalew, JE Feature
In the first weeks after Katrina, when my husband and I would worry out loud about our home or our "stuff," our 14-year-old son would admonish us, "Look, you are so much better off than those people in the Superdome. You shouldn't feel sorry for yourself." And he was right. We evacuated without enduring suffering, my husband still had his...
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In Israel, even secular Israelis build a sukkah - those makeshift shacks decorated with fruits. Balconies are full of them. But for many American Jews today, Sukkot is an obscure holiday that is celebrated in the synagogue at best. In ancient times, however, when the Temple was still standing in Jerusalem, Sukkot was probably the most popular Jewish holiday -...
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