Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775

By:
Rachel Silverman, JE Staff
Ferne Fine acknowledges that she didn't have much of a formal Jewish education. The 72-year-old no longer belongs to a synagogue, and admitted that most of her familiarity with things Jewish came from watching her three children become Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Still, Fine, a graduate of La Salle University, said she's thirsty for Jewish learning -- and not the...
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KORACH, Numbers 16:1-18:32, 29:9-15
By:
Rabbi Jay Stein
And the Lord said to Aaron: "You and your sons and ancestral house under your charge shall bear any guilt connected with the sanctuary; you and your sons shall alone bear any guilt associated with your priesthood." "The world exists on account of people who are able to restrain themselves during a quarrel." "Korach and his followers were not able...
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Scribe Jen Taylor Friedman (right) from New York came to Beth David Reform Congregation in Gladwyne on Sunday to examine and restore sacred documents. Assisting her with the work are Marty and Susan Weinberg. Photo by Michele Frentrop
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Shelach, Numbers 13:1--15:41
By:
Rabbi Cynthia Kravitz
Dedicated to the memory of my husband, Dr. Nathaniel Entin, who passed away the week of Parashat Shelach 5765. The words of the Torah are a pathway guiding us through and even beyond life. This week's parashah, Shelach, recounts the adventures of the 12 tribal chieftains sent by Moses to scout out the land of Israel. This reconnaissance is critical...
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By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
Ron Wolfson always enjoys telling the story about a woman he once met while touring different synagogues around the country. He asked her how she'd decided which synagogue to join after she moved to her area. The answer? She chose the only one where someone took the time to say hello to her after the service. Wolfson is a man...
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