Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

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Only in a spot as provincial and hidebound as the greater Philadelphia area could a spat erupt between two magazines over the simple fact that they have remarkably similar titles. But that's what's happened between Main Line Today and its newest competitor, Mainline magazine. And according to Monica Yant Kinney's column in the March 11 Philadelphia Inquirer, the case has...
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We've all seen them in supermarkets, department stores and restaurants, those children who throw fits whenever they don't get what they want when they want it. They were always around, as far back as anyone can remember, except now it seems their numbers have blossomed. The March issue of Parents magazine called them "The Brat Pack," alluding to that group...
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Sue Fishkoff
Why is April 3 different from all other nights? On this night, Conservative, Orthodox and some Reconstructionist Jews outside Israel will sit down to their second Passover seder, while Reform and Israeli Jews will eat as on any other night of the holiday. That's longstanding tradition. But stirring the pot are some younger American Jews returning from Israel programs, who...
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Rabbi Jerome Epstein
It is entirely possible that out of all of Passover's attractions for modern Jews, the very strongest is the opportunity to gather with family and friends. It's not as if you could not eat a seder meal alone, or with just one or two others. A seder certainly can be that small and still fulfill the mitzvah of remembering the...
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Jews around the world will gather around tables next week to celebrate the holiday of Passover. But amid the food, the wine and all the rituals of family that bind us together, a question will linger above all of our heads: How much of the seder and what it represents do we actually understand? The theme of slavery and liberation...
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