Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Avraham Steinberg does not see much difference between working at an 800-member congregation on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and his new job as the full-time rabbi of the 60 to 70 family Young Israel of the Main Line in suburban Bala Cynwyd. "The truth is that even when you're in an 800-member congregation, you end up having a...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Growing up in Monroeville, Ala., Rabbi Jim Egolf and his family routinely drove for an hour-and-a-half to reach their Reform synagogue in Pensacola, Fla., just so young Jim could attend services and religious school. Even as a young boy, Egolf realized that being one of the only kids from a minority religion was a statement of his identity in the...
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Bryan schwartzman Jewish Exponent Staff Nearly 30 years ago Steve Dickstein, then a lawyer just getting his career going in Center City, needed to a find a place to say Kaddish each day for his father. He headed down to Congregation B'nai Abraham on Lombard Street, which he recalled visiting with his grandfather when he was child, and found a...
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The American and Israeli flags make for a ubiquitous pairing inside Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, adorning the Elkins Park synagogue's sanctuary bimah, chapel, library and classrooms like a couple that had seemingly been together forever. But just two years ago, Israeli flags were in short supply within the building - an omission that seemed less representative of 2003 than of...
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KI TETZE, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19
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Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, JE Feature
While last week many of us continued to watch the devastating news images of Hurricane Katrina's destruction of cities and towns along the Gulf coast, the month of Elul arrived - a month that challenges us to listen for God's voice with a particular and sensitive ear. Our sages teach that Elul is the month when we begin, in earnest,...
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