Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774

In the synagogue, several different sounds are played on the shofar. The rabbi calls out the name of the sound, and the shofar blower responds with the sound that is asked for. Tekiah, the "blast" is one long clear blast of sound. Shevarim, the "broken" sound is three short, quick notes. Teruah, the "alarm" is nine or more short notes...
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There's one simple reason why Marcia Rosenthal doesn't teach in public schools: She wants to focus on Jewish children. "I love being Jewish! It defines and guides me in every part of my life," proclaimed Rosenthal, who is Orthodox. "I want [my students] to walk away with a feeling of joy about their being Jewish and a desire to learn...
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KI TAVOH Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
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Rabbi Jeff Sultar
We are in the season of transformation. During Elul, the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah, we are called to engage in cheshbon ha nefesh, an "accounting of the soul." It represents a time to engage in introspection and outer action, righting wrongs we have committed against other people, seeking forgiveness from them and giving forgiveness to those who've wronged...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Rachel Brown had a lot of time to think while she rode her bicycle around the United States for eight months in 1989. Brown had started a joint program that combined architecture at the City College of New York with religious studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, but dropped out of JTS after three years. She finished at CCNY, going...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Avraham Steinberg does not see much difference between working at an 800-member congregation on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and his new job as the full-time rabbi of the 60 to 70 family Young Israel of the Main Line in suburban Bala Cynwyd. "The truth is that even when you're in an 800-member congregation, you end up having a...
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