Friday, February 5, 2016 Shevat 26, 5776

CHAYEI SARAH, Genesis 23:1-25:18
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Rabbi Danielle Stillman
As I have been thinking about this Torah portion, Hurricane Sandy has come through Philadelphia, leaving us safe, but still without power in my house and many others. Last night, my family prepared for bed by candlelight, and we all snuggled to sleep in one room to be closer together as the winds whipped through our trees and around our...
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Reflecting on Sandy
By:
Harold Messinger
Hazzan Harold Messinger of Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley wrote the following prayer this week, reflecting on the storm and its aftermath.
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In September 1912, Lewis and Matilda Fink were among a group of shop owners in Phoenixville who joined together to found Congregation B’nai Jacob, the oldest synagogue in Chester County. A century later, their 66-year-old grandson will serve as master of ceremonies at a gala dinner celebrating the Conservative synagogue's milestone anniversary.
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VAYERA, Genesis 18:1-22:24
By:
Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
He was an old man, frail, tired, and bereaved. News of Hitler's advancing army preoccupied him, and he was overwhelmed, if not broken, by the requests for advice he was receiving from hundreds of troubled Jews. Indeed, he may have already sensed that he had only months to live. His name was Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzenski, and he was universally...
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LECH LECHA, Genesis 12:1-17:27
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Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
This portion begins with a command: Lech Lecha, go forth. Twenty-seven years ago, a Jew who had been denied the opportunity to celebrate becoming a Jewish adult heard these words speaking to her. Savina Teubal approached her rabbi, and together they planned a celebration that changed not only Savina’s life, but opened a path of Torah and Jewish connection for...
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