Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775

By:
Ruth Ellen Gruber , JTA
The recent death of the Velvet Underground's lead singer reminded a JTA reporter of the times when their lives briefly intersected in Philadelphia.
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By:
Leonard Felson, JTA
With his increased Jewish observance over the years straining his marriage, a husband finds some perspective in the words of a Hasidic master.
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Why the creation of a mikvah must be a community effort; why a story in the paper just repeats the mistakes of the past about the Palestinians; and why patrilineal descent should be a no-brainer.
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Congregations need to think beyond their walls and find imaginative ways to engage different sectors of the community. Collaboration is key.
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By:
Debbie Albert
A local synagogue divises a Shabbat dinner pyramid scheme: A handful of families were aksed to host other congregants for Shabbat dinner in their own homes, with the expectation that the guests would then serve as hosts in subsequent months. Surprise of surprises, it worked!
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