Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

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DAVE GORDON, JE Feature
It looks like a lemon, feels like a lemon and kind of smells like a lemon. But an etrog is not a lemon. In fact, it takes a lot to grow an etrog - the fruit of the citron tree and one of the four species used on the festival of Sukkot. (The others are the lulav ("palm frond"), aravot...
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Talk about starting the New Year off with a blast! Attempting to gain entry into Guinness World Records for the largest amount of people in a shofar ensemble, Shaare Shamayim-Beth Judah-Beth Tefilath Israel-Rodeph Zedek Hebrew-school students and faculty hosted its first "Great Shofar Blow-Out" just days before Rosh Hashanah. According to Jacques Lurie, executive and educational director at the Traditional...
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At some point every day, we find ourselves looking into a mirror. We might turn to examine our profile. We might move in closer to scrutinize our features more closely. Or we might just have a quick look, as if to reassure ourselves that yes, there we are, and everything is okay. But what if we could use that same...
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A central legend during the observance of Yom Kippur is that of the Book of Life. According to the legend, God judges us during the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, called the "Days of Awe." Those who truly repent and atone for their sins get to have their names written down in the Book of Life for...
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Although no food is eaten on Yom Kippur, there are a great number of traditions that have to do with food. Families have their own preferences about what is eaten before and after the fast. Many families have a full holiday meat meal before the fast - complete with nice tablecloths, dishes and silver. After the holiday, for the "break-the-fast,"...
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