Saturday, September 5, 2015 Elul 21, 5775

SHEMOT, Exodus 1:1-6:1
By:
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
This year, our reading of Sh'mot coincides with the first full week of the new secular year. Both this portion and this new year remind us of the teaching of Proverbs 31:25: valor, true strength, includes looking to the future with optimism and hope. How can we apply that sense of calm to the challenging story that is presented by...
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VAYEHI, Genesis 47:28-50:26
By:
Rabbi Joshua Runyan
It's happened to practically all of us: Some days, it seems as if nothing is going your way. For most people, the natural response is to get angry. The Torah, however, teaches that anger is better left by the wayside. If anybody had a right to hold a grudge, it was Joseph. In a short span of time, he goes...
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After recently spending $10,000 for renovations and upkeep, supporters of the Joseph and Martha Melohn Bucks County Mikvah in Bensalem thought they were in the clear for a time. But a recent notification from the local water department left members of the mikvah -- as well as the synagogue with which its affiliated -- feeling like they'd been sunk in...
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VAYIGASH, Genesis 44:18-47:27
By:
Rabbi Danielle Stillman
As Reconstructionist Jews often say, following the thought of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, we are living in two civilizations: American and Jewish. This is most apparent during the "holiday season" that we are in the thick of right now. It can feel strange to be drawing up a set of New Year's resolutions for Jan. 1, when we have so recently...
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Have yourself a diverse and inclusive holiday, say those who celebrate both
By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The Kesack home in Maple Glen is adorned with a 5-foot-high menorah, dreidels and various other Chanukah paraphernalia. Some of it even hangs along with snowmen and lights on the Christmas tree in the middle of the family's living room. "We do Chanukah, and we do the commercial aspects of Christmas," said Andrea Kesack, who is raising her three young...
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Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
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Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
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Beth Sholom Congregation
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