Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

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Mendel Lifshitz, JE Feature
BOISE, Idaho — In the days ahead, Jewish windows and doorways will glow with flickering flames. Large menorahs will stand tall in shopping centers and thoroughfares, joining thousands of such displays from Bangkok to Boise. Contrary to some people's perception, these displays have not been designed for the purpose of securing "equal time" with other cultures. Rather, this is all...
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It’s the electric menorah of the Facebook generation — more than two-dozen applications that smartphone users can download to do just about anything Chanukah related short of eating latkes. Itching to play dreidel? There’s an app for that. Can’t remember whether mom likes milk- or dark-chocolate gelt? There’s an app for that. Ran out of Chanukah candles? Yes, there’s even...
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Quick meal, long-lasting taste
By:
Jamie Geller, JE Feature
MONSEY, N.Y. — Chanukah, O Chanukah ... it's one of my favorite times of year -- and certainly one of the busiest! I host several parties because you know how it goes: Aunt Jenny won't come if Uncle Oscar is in the room, and Scott isn't talking to Heather, and Barbara won't bring the kids if Steve is coming. You...
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Vayeshev, Genesis 37:1-40:23
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Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Vayeshev is a portion of dreams. As it opens, we meet Joseph, and learn that his father loved him "better than his other sons," and this favoritism engenders deep jealousy. Like his father, Jacob, Joseph is a dreamer, and he is cursed and blessed with the ability to interpret dreams. After he shares his dreams, his angry brothers throw him...
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VAYISHLACH, Genesis 32:4-36:43
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Rabbi Joshua Runyan
Rabbi Joshua Runyan "Diplomacy," Henry Kissinger once said, "is the art of restraining power." No one lived that maxim more than Jacob, whom we see at the beginning of this week's Torah portion girding himself for war with his twin brother, Esau. Jacob's first move, before he strategically splits his camps and sends a peace offering, is to send messengers...
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