Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775

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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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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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More than 200 people gathered at the Hiway Theatre in Jenkintown last week to look at how the American film industry has portrayed interfaith relationships. The presentation kicked off InterFaithways' fourth annual family Shabbat programming, which includes special events designed to help deepen the relationship between intermarried families and their synagogues at more than 50 congregations in the Delaware Valley...
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VAYETZEI, Genesis 28:10-32:2
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Rabbi Danielle Stillman
Angels are popular, their winged images appearing in art, literature and pop culture. They are other-worldly beings from the heavenly realm, yet we imagine them coming down to earth and interacting with humans. They are one way that the transcendent divine is made immanent, or brought closer to home, in our everyday lives. The portion Vayetzei opens and closes with...
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Four years ago, nearly six times as many women as men enrolled in Avodah, the Jewish Service Corps. The disparity was even worse at Hillel's Tzedek Advocacy program, where only two of 14 interns were male. And at Hebrew Union College, women comprised more than half of the rabbis ordained at both the Los Angeles and New York campuses. Synagogues,...
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Religious Events

Fri. Jul 31
Germantown Jewish Centre
5:15 PM
Fri. Jul 31
Shabbat in the Park
Congregation Or Ami - Ivy Ridge
5:45 PM-8:00 PM
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Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
6:00 PM

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