Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774

BESHALACH, Exodus 13:17-17:16
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Rabbi David Gutterman, JE Feature
In the first part of his memoirs, All Rivers Run to the Sea , the famed Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel writes poignantly about his grandfather and father. His grandfather, Dodya Feig, was a Chasidic Jew, while his father, Shlomo, was a more modern, secular sort. Writes Wiesel: "From my father I learned to speak, from my grandfather I learned to...
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It's hardly a secret that one of the major problems facing institutional Judaism today is how to increase participation in communal life, especially how to entice those who normally would not join a synagogue, while at the same time, getting those who are dues-paying members only more engaged in the life of their shul. At least one local synagogue is...
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A cold, steady rain fell as darkness descended, but the weather didn't dampen many spirits in the considerable crowd that had gathered. More than 120 people had been drawn to the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia to mark the birth of a new Jewish institution -- a talmudic yeshiva -- in a corner of the city that has seen its fair...
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Starting this month, the Etz Chaim Center for Jewish Studies is offering a new opportunity for young Jews to learn about their religion, its history and traditions, and the Hebrew language. The Etz Chaim Hebrew School will be offered at the center's Elkins Park location on High School Road. The school is geared mainly for children ages 6 through 13,...
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Rabbi David Gutterman, JE Feature
Bo, Exodus 10:1-13 Last week, we heard Moses' speech to Pharaoh -- and it was like a shot heard 'round the world: "Let my people go that they may serve Me." But were I to search for what would become the essential and defining tagline for this people -- this union of Jews -- I have to turn to Moses'...
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