Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

VAYECHI Genesis 47:28-50:26
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Rabbi Jeff Sultar
VAYECHI Genesis 47:28-50:26 Jacob dies in these final chapters of the first book of the Torah. Thus, Bereshit - the book of Genesis - begins with creation and ends with a death. In response to the Torah's description of Jacob's dying and what was done for him afterward, the Talmud quotes Rabbi Yochanan as asserting: "Our father Jacob is not...
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Five years ago, several adult members of Adath Israel in Merion Station realized that the Conservative congregation had let its United Synagogue Youth chapter lapse into inactivity. A group of eighth-graders, alerted to the problem, decided to take up the task and restart the chapter; among them was Matan Silberstein, who became the group's president. Now 18 and set to...
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For many, thinking about organized crime will conjure up images of Italian mobsters like Al Capone or the fictional Michael Corleone from the three "Godfather" movies. In actuality, many of the most notorious and ruthless gangsters were actually Jewish. One of the mob figures with a long tenure was Meyer Lansky, a Polish Jew who grew up on the mean...
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The Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood celebrates the 15th anniversary this year of what some would call a turning point in how local Jews viewed and utilized the center - the opening of the Conston Fitness Center. "With the new center, people became connected and the size of the summer-camp enrollment grew dramatically," said Amy Krulik, spokeswoman for the Jewish Community...
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A diverse group of 25 teens - athletes, musicians, artists, actors, poets, Eagle Scouts, Republicans and Democrats - came together in December at Gratz College for the launching of the Satell Teen Fellowship for Leadership and Social Action. The Satell Fellows, from both private and public high schools, and of each of the five counties of Greater Philadelphia, competed with...
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