Saturday, July 4, 2015 Tammuz 17, 5775

What are ya doin' New Year's, New Year's Eve ... If your response is, "What's it your business!" then maybe there's some help to be found from the following. For many, the heightened expectations and stresses of holiday events can increase anxiety and cause depression. But you don't have to be clinically depressed to feel the pangs of seasonal blues,...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
When it comes to a Jewish Christmas dance, people seem just as eager to leave as they were to get in. My adventure in the coat-room a few years ago really began when the party ended, providing me with lessons in dance management, as well as in the human condition. It was entertaining to watch, even if I felt like...
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According to local Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Judah and the Maccabees were some of the earliest conservationists: "They made one day's oil suffice for eight days' needs," he explained. Waskow, who directs the Shalom Center here in Philadelphia, wants modern-day Jews to continue in the vein of this ancient Chanukah standard. That's why the organization has instituted a new "Green Menorah"...
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Although walking through an actual cattle car used to transport Jews to concentration camps and gazing at images of dead bodies resonated deeply with Jamillah Hannibal, it was an exhibit featuring Nazi tools for measuring facial features and colors that proved most profound for the 16 year old. "You could put yourself up there, and look at your hair color...
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Ryan Teitman
The day was one for remembering the past of Abrams Hebrew Academy, and looking with hope toward the future. "We're here to inspire," said Rabbi Ira Budow, the academy's director and a 26-year veteran of the institution. On a balmy December day, Abrams dedicated its new Beit Aliza Chavurah for Girls and the Beit Aliza Torah, both in honor of...
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