Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774

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Does taking out a life-insurance policy hint at a lack of faith in God, and does it somehow betray the belief that God is both all-powerful and benevolent? Did Abraham's servant somehow violate Judaism's prohibition against sorcery or witchcraft when he asked for, and received, a kind of sign from God while he sought a wife for his boss's son,...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Meyer Markowitz wants some action: He wants you to search through your closets, poke around the basement or attic, and scrounge through drawers in search of one thing -- unused tefillin. Markowitz, 78, is leading a drive at Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell to collect tefillin -- two leather boxes filled with parchment and connected by a leather strap,...
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Rabbi David Gutterman, JE Feature
VAYERA, Genesis 18:1-22:24 Vayera contains one of the most famous stories in the Torah: the binding of Isaac. We read that story -- contained in this week's portion -- every Rosh Hashanah, and each year, we struggle with its content. We ask questions like, "If God asked me, what would I do?" We wonder, "How could any parent think of...
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Zach Pontz, JE Feature
The building at 40th and Spruce streets, an unassuming four-story twin that now bears a fading coat of paint, will soon be transformed into a state-of-the-art facility -- an expansion of the former Lubavitch House -- to better meet the needs of Jewish students on the University of Pennsylvania campus. That was the message delivered Sunday by various speakers during...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While animal-rights proponents may see human beings as just one of a vast number of creatures roaming the Earth, Judaism sees humans as distinct and superior. This difference in ideology has led to strained relations between Jewish groups and many in the animal-rights movement, said Rabbi Mordechai Becher, senior lecturer of the Gateways Organization, a Jewish educational and outreach group...
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Temple Brith Achim
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