Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

NOAH, Genesis 6:9-11:32
By:
Rabbi Richard Hirsh
The narrative of the flood and the family of Noah occupies much of this week's portion. Compared to the previous portion that dealt with creation and the family of Adam and Eve, these early chapters deal not with the ancestors of the Jews but with the generic ancestors of all humanity. Adam and Noah represent a vision of creation that...
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Outside Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, a sign roots for the home team, as it prepares to take on Tampa Bay in the World Series. Photo by Joanna Lightner
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BERESHIT,Genesis 1:1-6:8
By:
Rabbi Joyce Newmark
Eve has taken the blame for the expulsion from Eden, death and, in Christian theology, original sin. All this befell humanity because Eve was weak, unable to resist the serpent's seduction, and then Eve led Adam into sin. But Eve has gotten a bum rap. The rabbis are close readers of the Torah, and so we find this in the...
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On their way to Kol Nidre, members of Congregation Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El in Cheltenham dropped off items of clothing to be donated to the Jewish Relief Agency. Rabbi Howard A. Addison (left) greeted Benjamin Leon, 15, who placed the items in a truck. Betty the Caterer donated the use of one of its trucks to collect and transport the...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
In 2005, Harris Bookfor, a disaster-relief volunteer for the American Red Cross, flew to Florida to assist in the wake of Hurricane Wilma's destruction. Since then, he's assisted when other, more-local disasters have struck, like the recent, massive Conshohocken apartment-house fire. So when Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast in September, the Plymouth Meeting resident said he was once again...
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