Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

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Pushing for reductions in fossil-fuel emissions and trying to reverse the global-warming trend nationally and throughout the world may make perfect sense, but what on earth do energy-policy goals have to do with Judaism? That question was posed to Rabbi Arthur Waskow -- who's written several books that examine how Judaism and the environment intersect -- after he'd delivered a...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
As a congregational rabbi, Peter Rigler of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park admitted that he doesn't get too many opportunities to talk one on one with teens about Judaism. Those conversations, he said, tend to evolve in settings that are somewhat out of the ordinary -- like wandering through an old Jewish neighborhood in the Czech Republic, for...
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NITZAVIM-VAYELECH, Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30
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Rabbi David Gutterman
Please don't confuse the two holidays -- New Year's and Rosh Hashanah, that is. Were I to appropriate the classic song from the former, I would not be doing justice to the latter. It was Robert Burns who wrote (or popularized) the song "Auld Lang Syne," which means "in times gone by." Yes, at this time of year we do...
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The High Holidays hold a multitude of opportunities for parents and children to discover Jewish concepts together through books. But how do parents select from the thousands of Jewish choices for kids on the market today? The Book Selection Committee of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's P.J. Library asked the very same thing, and came up with a few choice recommendations...
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KI TAVOH, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
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Rabbi Craig H. Axler
This week's Torah portion, Ki Tavoh, presents a window into a very specific ritual as it was practiced in ancient Israel: the presentation of the "first fruits of the Land," the Bikkurim offering. This section of Torah -- Deuteronomy 26 -- is perhaps best known for its inclusion in the Maggid (storytelling) section of the Passover seder. "My father was...
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