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Rich and Seductive Text Adds Meaning to Pesach

As Passover concludes, we may feel quite full. We may have gathered around several tables and shared varied Passover meals. And we may have...
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When Encountering the Other, Try Respect

Each week in synagogue, we read a portion from the Torah and, alongside it, a portion from the Prophets, the Haftorah, which picks up...

Church Finds Sanctuary at a Shul

St. Peter's Church, a historic Old City Episcopalian congregation that celebrated its 250th anniversary last year, is currently holding services at Society Hill Synagogue.Church...

Funders Team Up To Boost Day Schools

The Narberth-based Kohelet Foundation is teaming up with the national AVI CHAI Foundation to provide up to $3 million in matching funds in an...
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There Is Great Meaning in the Flame

This week's Torah reading discusses details of the sacrificial service, the ancient Israelites' way of connecting with God. Although these passages may be of...
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‘Let All Who Are Hungry Come and Eat’: Do We Really Mean It?

Of all the words we utter at the Pesach seder, the word k'ilu (it's translated as two words, "as if") rings most important. The...
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Seeking Worthy Guides on Life’s Long Journey

This is the season of pageant and protocol, as we celebrate graduations and weddings. As we participate in such celebrations during this season, perhaps...
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Blending Immigration and Passover

A Jew from the former Soviet Union who arrived in Philadelphia with two small children; a teenage victim of domestic abuse from Guatemala; a...

An Artsy Seder

Beads of sweat pooled on Joshua Nelson's face as he implored the sold-out crowd gathered for an arts-themed Passover seder to make "some freedom...
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Matzah Time

In preparation for Passover, Chabad of Yardley hosted a matzah-baking factory on March 25 at McCaffrey's Market. Young participants went through the entire process,...