Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775

Here are a few tips and some menu items to help you get through the day
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Each year at the High Holidays, we wish each other " L'Shanah Tovah " (to a good year) and a light fast. But, for many, fasting is difficult and exhausting. Michael M. Segal, M.D., Ph.D., notes that most people think the difficulty of fasting is feeling "hungry." Not so, he says. Avoiding thirst is much more important for how you...
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Va-Yelekh, Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30
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Rabbi Joyce Newmark
This week's parshah, Va-Yelekh, is always part of the High Holiday season. We read it either together with Nitsavim on the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah or, as this year, by itself on Shabbat Shuva, the Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The setting is the last few hours of Moses' life. He reassures the people that, even when he...
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Jewish Exponent Staff
Rabbi Julie Greenberg's 18-year-old son Raffi had an usual request for his milestone birthday: The Yale University freshman asked for a collection of his mother's sermons. Greenberg -- religious leader for the past seven years at Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir "Heart of the City," a Reconstructionist Synagogue -- hadn't exactly kept past sermons in a neat file, virtual or otherwise, and...
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Nitzavim, Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20
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Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
Savvy real estate brokers have this advice: "Three things make for success -- location, location and location." I know little about such things, so I can hardly comment on this. But I can guarantee the validity of a parallel remark about Judaism. "Three things make for a successful relationship: covenant, covenant and covenant." From start to finish, the Torah is...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
On Sunday, Sept. 21, sunny skies and a mild breeze greeted the more than 70 people who'd gathered on the front lawn of Beth Sholom Congregation to honor the historic structure that towered behind them -- the Mt. Sinai-inspired synagogue designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright -- which has been recognized with a state historic marker. Just before noon,...
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