Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775

By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Although the temptation of cooking new dishes for Passover lurks in my mind every year, I always can remember my mother's warning of not to "cook anything too weird." She's right, of course, as usual. The tried-and-true traditional Ashkenazic family recipes may seem a bit boring to the cook, but the guests take comfort in them as being familiar, offering...
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TZAV, SHABBAT HAGADOL, Leviticus 6:1-8:36
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
Historically, it's been suggested, rabbis waxed oratorical and preached to their congregations on only two Sabbaths of the year: Shabbat Shuva and Shabbat Hagadol -- the former right before Yom Kippur, the latter before Passover. (Is this what people mean when they say: "Rabbi, how I miss the good old days!") Why is this week called "The Great Shabbat"? The...
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Most of the year, Rabbi Eli Strasberg, director of the Chabad Jewish Center of Delaware County, looks like your typical Lubavitcher: black hat, black coat, long beard, tzitzit out. But during the weeks leading up to Passover, Strasberg, 29, also outfits himself in a crisp white apron and puffy chef's hat. That's because the Philadelphia native and father of three...
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VAYIKRA, Leviticus 1:1-5:26
By:
Rabbi Robert Rubin
This week we begin the third book of the Torah: Vayikra. The book's English name, Leviticus, reflects the important role of the tribe of Levi in the early days of our people. Particularly at that time, the Levites (and the priests, or Kohanim, who were one part of the Levi tribe) served in ongoing daily religious life. Their work centered...
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VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI, Exodus 35:1-40:38
By:
Rabbi Alan Iser
The second part of this week's double portion, Vayakhel-Pekudei contains a mundane account of all the materials that went into the making of the Tabernacle. Our sages derive a profound lesson from the opening words of Pekudei: "These are the accounts of the Tabernacle which were rendered according to the commandment of Moses ... by the hand of Itamar." They...
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Religious Events

Sun. Apr 19
Musical Rosh Hodesh at Temple BZBI
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Sun. Apr 19
Yizkor candle
Congregation Rodeph Shalom
10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Sun. Apr 19
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
1:00 PM-2:30 PM

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