Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
An army of construction workers has descended upon Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim - banging hammers, drilling holes and rewiring electricity - as the 45-year-old Wynnewood synagogue undergoes an $8.5 million renovation. The redesigned edifice will add 5,200 square feet of space, including a new 120-seat chapel, an expanded auditorium, a new parlor room and an expanded entryway. The...
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The section of the Torah that describes Rosh Hashanah does not say what we might expect: "In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe complete rest, a sacred occasion commemorated with loud blasts" (Leviticus 23:32). There is no mention of a "New Year." We're not told much about the significance of the day other...
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In the synagogue, several different sounds are played on the shofar. The rabbi calls out the name of the sound, and the shofar blower responds with the sound that is asked for. Tekiah, the "blast" is one long clear blast of sound. Shevarim, the "broken" sound is three short, quick notes. Teruah, the "alarm" is nine or more short notes...
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There's one simple reason why Marcia Rosenthal doesn't teach in public schools: She wants to focus on Jewish children. "I love being Jewish! It defines and guides me in every part of my life," proclaimed Rosenthal, who is Orthodox. "I want [my students] to walk away with a feeling of joy about their being Jewish and a desire to learn...
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KI TAVOH Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
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Rabbi Jeff Sultar
We are in the season of transformation. During Elul, the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah, we are called to engage in cheshbon ha nefesh, an "accounting of the soul." It represents a time to engage in introspection and outer action, righting wrongs we have committed against other people, seeking forgiveness from them and giving forgiveness to those who've wronged...
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