Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775
VAYIGASH, Genesis 44:18-47:27
By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
When you know for certain that something is wrong, it doesn’t matter what stands in your way. To affect change, you must plow forward. Such is the model of Judah, who in this week’s Torah portion goes toe to toe with an adversary to speak truth to power.
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Chanukah
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
Chanukah is one of the many festivals of light that cultures around the world celebrate as the days of the Northern hemisphere shorten and darkness increases.
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Vayeshev, Genesis 37:1-40:23
By:
Rabbi Mark Robbins
Twenty-five years after freedom, our local Russian-speaking Jewish community remains strikingly separate — culturally, educationally, religiously and geographically. It’s time for Philadelphians to take the next step in bringing brothers together.
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VAYISHLACH, Genesis 32:4 - 36:43
By:
Rabbi Adam Zeff
In this week’s Torah portion, a momentous event occurs. The patriarch Jacob is renamed “Israel,” and the Jewish people, as Jacob’s descendants, become the “Children of Israel.”
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VAYEITZEI, Genesis 28:10-32:3
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
This week, we continue making our way through Genesis, reacquainting ourselves with the foundational stories of our ancestors. This time it’s the compelling tale of Jacob, twin to Esau. The two are the sons of Isaac and Rebekah, the grandsons of Abraham and Sarah.
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