Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

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As the harvest festival of Sukkot nears, the Exponent caught up with three local Jewish farmers to find out what drew them to the land and their now rather non-traditional careers.
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Lisë Stern, JNS.org
On the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 25, Jews around the world will begin the annual fast of Yom Kippur, ab­staining from eating and drinking. “We devote an entire 24 to 26 hours to reflecting,” says Rabbi Sander Mussman, education director emeritus for Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook, Ill. “How can we do that? By not being concerned with how we...
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Deborah Beck Busis, Jewish Exponent Feature
It is possible to celebrate the High Holidays without gaining weight. But for this to happen, people, especially those who have a propensity to gain weight, need a plan for how they'll handle their eating. Why? Because "winging it" invariably leads to overeating. When people are hesitant or unmotivated to devise an eating plan for the High Holidays, it's important...
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When ice hockey debuted at the 1997 Maccabiah Games, few, if any, people anticipated that the sport would say hello and goodbye at the very same moment. But it did. Hockey was relatively new on the Israeli sports scene, and all the games were played at Israel’s only regulation-size rink in Metula, a town of 2,000 people near the border...
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When students come to Hillel of Greater Philadelphia seeking advice on how to handle a conflict between class and observing the High Holidays, Rabbi Howard Alpert said he advises them on how to discuss the issue with their professors, but he himself avoids intervening. His reasoning is that when a student has to explain such an absence to faculty it...
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