Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

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Bryan Schwartzman, JE Staff
Mounds of dirt - and a John Deere bulldozer - rested on the exposed earth, marking the spot where Congregation Beth Hamedrosh is building its new sanctuary. But even though the ground had clearly already been broken, for the 100 or so member families of the Orthodox shul, the June 11 ceremony offered a symbolic indication that the synagogue's long-awaited...
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NASOH, Numbers 4:21-7:89
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Rabbi David Gutterman
Remember the Ronald Reagan-Walter Mondale presidential debates? There had been much speculation about the president's age - after all, 73 was a ripe age to start another term in a demanding job. But Reagan, with characteristic charm, disarmed his critics, and did so with precision. When confronted with the "number" thing, Reagan said, "I am not going to exploit, for...
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Though Jordi Gendra wasn't really raised with any sense of religion, as a young boy growing up in Barcelona, Spain, he didn't eat pork, he lit candles for the deceased and, though he didn't pray, he knew that if he ever were to, he'd have to cover his head. He also knew that what he was - Jewish - had...
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Two area synagogues have welcomed new additions to their bimahs, which amount to new homes for their Torahs. Chabad Lubavitch of Chester County: Jewish Center last week dedicated a brand-new, custom-built aron kodesh , or holy ark, to house its three Torahs. Similarly, a new ark has just been installed at Lubavitch of the Main Line's new building at the...
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What did a group of 75 staff and volunteers from 10 synagogues do after successfully holding a number of crowd-drawing, people-connecting Synaplex™ Shabbats during the year? They came together to "Celebrate Synaplex™ Philadelphia" - along with synagogue members interested in holding such services in the future, at Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen on May 17. The event was sponsored...
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