Sunday, August 2, 2015 Av 17, 5775

Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1-5:26
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
I've played it on two continents and answered the questions wrong in two languages. It's a television game show called "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" -- and, yes, it's already in Israel. So let's play. The category is fifth-grade American history. Question: What do these famous people -- Richard Johnson, George Dallas and William King -- have in...
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Bag a bit of Purim in the form of breakfast treats
By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
Marcy Goldman still recalls the kind gesture on a Purim in the mid-1980s. Her first son had come into the world with newborn jaundice and had to stay in the hospital after Goldman, author of A Passion for Baking (Oxmoor House, 2007), was discharged. Reluctant to leave her baby -- he's now 22 and healthy -- Goldman spent some sleepless...
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Pekudei, Exodus 38:21-40:38
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
Some years ago in that bastion of Americana known as Readers Digest , I recall reading about a survey conducted by Art Linkletter with a group of youngsters. They were asked what was the most popular book in their house? It was a virtual tie between mommy's cookbook and daddy's checkbook. Yes, times have changed. Just ask Chef Emeril Lagasse...
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Vayakhel, Exodus 35:1-38:20
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
Contained within these words just might be the most daring and necessary claim of Judaism: Vayakeil Moshe et kol adat B'nei Yisrael -- "Moses assembled the entire community of Israel." This first word should sound familiar to you because it is arguably the foundation upon which the entire structure of Judaism is affixed. You should hear the word kehillah --...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
About a month ago, leaders at Germantown Jewish Centre were focused on routine synagogue tasks, such as planning Shabbat services, and scheduling educational and social programs. Then, within a matter of days, these same leaders were forced to organize an ongoing cleanup and restoration project following a suspicious fire that destroyed a preschool classroom and left other parts of the...
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