Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

By:
Josh Feigelson
Of all the words we utter at the Pesach seder, the word k'ilu (it's translated as two words, "as if") rings most important. The word is found in Rabban Gamliel's Mishnaic declaration: "In every generation, every person is obligated to see himself or herself as if he or she personally went out of Egypt." "As if." This phrase signals the...
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By:
Rabbi Gedaliah Lowenstein
On Saturday, March 17, 2012, a fire started in a home on Poplar Street in Northern Liberties. We were nearby, praying in a space that we use as a synagogue for our Shabbos services. At about 11:30 a.m., a group of the children who had come to the prayers with their parents ran into the service. They had been playing...
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If you haven't taken a good hard look at the sweet, innocent faces of the Jewish children struck down in cold blood in France this week, you should. The horror of such young ones starting off their school day like any other and ending up the victims of a calculating murderer is too great to bear. But that is what...
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By:
Norma Zager
"Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends." -- French poet Jacques Delille Azerbaijan's recent arrest of 22 people on suspicion of plotting Iran-backed attacks on the U.S and Israeli embassies in Baku -- not the first such plot -- provides the latest evidence that Azerbaijan exists between a rock and a hard place. Iran's determination to bring Azerbaijan into...
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Rabbi Carole B. Balin
After her Bat Mitzvah in 1956, Margie Berkowitz remembers how her Zayde would say: "Margelle, chant your haftarah." He couldn't believe that a girl could become "Bar Mitzvahed." In our day, Bat Mitzvah shocks few zaydes, and bubbes. In fact, thousands of bubbes who missed the opportunity as girls have followed their daughters and granddaughters onto the bimah to mark...
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