Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774

By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
The date was Sept. 29, 1958, four in the afternoon of erev Rosh Hashanah. Holiday services were set for 8 p.m., but there still wasn't a finished floor in the modest synagogue sanctuary of the new congregation, Temple Beth Tikvah. So what did the congregants do? They got right down on their hands and knees, and finished the work themselves...
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TAZRIA, Leviticus 12:1-13:59
By:
Rabbi Eric Rosin
One of the remarkable characteristics of our computer-dependent society is the way we've fortified the metaphors of our lives to the extent that they can replace the lives that we lead in reality. Unlike the tangible, "brick-and-mortar" bookstores, we can browse the stocked "shelves" of Amazon.com in the middle of the night, dressed only in our pajamas. Social networking sites...
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SHEMINI, Leviticus: 9:1-11:47
By:
Rabbi Gregory Marx
I can barely keep up with all the public apologies and political maneuverings engineered by some those trying to distance themselves from embarrassing associates and advisers. Recently, New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer, the champion of the poor and the downtrodden, resigned under a cloud of dishonor and shame. Then, a few days later, the new governor, David Paterson, publicly declared...
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Members of the Kol Emet Youth Group in Yardley recently participated in a mitzvah project: The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders made fleece pillows for children, then donated them to St. Mary's Pediatric Emergency Room and to Pediatrics Express Emergency Room at Mercer Hospital in Trenton, N.J. Hard at work is eighth-grader Melanie Rose.
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
It's a familiar Purim story: Esther, a young Jewish woman, famous for her beauty, is selected to become the new queen by King Achashverosh, and with assistance from her cousin Mordechai, later saves the Jewish people from annihilation by the wicked Haman. As this ancient story is retold each year on the 14th of Adar, youths and the young at...
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