Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775

BALAK, Numbers 22:22-25:9
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Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Mah tovu ohalecha Ya'akov, mishkenotecha Yisrael: "How goodly are your tents, Jacob, your dwelling places, Israel." In the midst of our book of wandering, a Moabite sovereign engages a seer from the Euphrates region in the hopes of cursing and thus defeating the Israelites. In the central irony of this fanciful tale that opens with the verb vayar: He saw,...
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The sidewalk in front of Congregation Beth Hamedrosh in Wynnewood is roped off. The driveway remains a work in progress; large heaps of dirt fill a space set to become a parking lot. In short, the building is still very much a construction site. But the lion's share of the work has been completed, and earlier this month -- after...
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CHUKAT, Numbers 19:1-22:1
By:
Rabbi Robert Rubin
"One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do," goes the popular song by the 1960s' band Three Dog Night. Indeed, being alone can be frightening for individuals and, yes, even leaders. In our daily lives, we often face difficult moments and situations, and may feel that we are alone in the crisis. Serving as a community or national leader...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
As part of the 80th-anniversary celebration of Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley, several original members decided to put on an impromptu performance and belt out a few tunes. Despite the passage of many years, the former students of Beth Am's Hebrew school -- then located in southwest Philadelphia -- still recalled the songs they learned, set to Broadway...
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As of June 1, the Center City eruv was officially up and running, more than and a year-and-a-half after Mayor John F. Street signed a law that approved its construction. An eruv consists of a series of symbolic barriers that surround an area within which observant Jews are permitted under halachah to carry things outside of the home on Shabbat,...
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