Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

The chanukiah has room for nine candles, which are lit immediately after dark (except on Friday evening when they should be lit just before lighting the Shabbat candles). One candle, the tallest, is called the shamash or "servant." Each night of Chanukah, the shamash is lit and then used to light the other candles. On the fight night, light the...
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Torah Portion
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
VAYETZE, Genesis 28:1-32:3 As Jonathan Swift wrote, "We have taught enough religion to hate each other but not enough to love each other." The world today is consumed by strife, a lot of it religiously induced. If religion, as the argument goes, exacerbates the problem, might it also be able to ameliorate it? Remember the Esperanto movement? It called for...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
As a mother of three children - Gabrielle, 7, Katie, 4, and Max, 2 - Lorelei Miller of Doylestown thinks about meaningful ways to bring Judaism into their lives and has found the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's public space holiday programs to be a perfect fit. Last year, Miller particularly enjoyed a Purim celebration at a Toys 'R Us...
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Torah Portion
By:
Rabbi Robert Rubin
TOLEDOT Genesis 25:19-28:9 In the beginning of this week's Torah portion, Toledot, the Torah describes the concern that Isaac and Rebecca share over the future of their family and, ultimately, the longevity of the Jewish people. The couple didn't yet have children, and so wondered how the covenant would continue into another generation. They each prayed to God. And as...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Standing in a grassy synagogue courtyard, Chiquita obviously didn't understand the words coming out of Rabbi Barry Blum's mouth - all of the 3-year-old chihuahua's attention was focused on the treat in the man's hand. "God opens his hand and satisfies every living thing with love and favor," said Blum, who then fed the small dog. Dianne Shames, who brought...
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