Sunday, July 24, 2016 Tammuz 18, 5776

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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SHEMOT, Exodus 1:1-6:1
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
This week's Torah portion is a build-up to Moses' famous "let my people go" demand; confronting the difficulties of oppression and inequality head on is a quality that was displayed repeatedly by the late Nelson Mandela.
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After 35 years as religious leader of Shir Ami, a Reform congregation in Newtown, Rabbi Elliot Strom is stepping down in order to turn his energies to writing fiction.
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Much of the discussion head­ing into the Reform movement's biennial, now taking place in California, revolved around reaching the whole Jewish community, not just the affiliated, wherever they are.
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Vayechi, Genesis 44:18-47:27
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
This week’s portion concludes the Book of Genesis. Jacob/Israel, the last patriarch, prepares for death, and in poetic and stylized language, he blesses his sons.
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