Monday, July 6, 2015 Tammuz 19, 5775

A sweet and savory Purim 'seudah'
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
During the chanting of the Megillah on Purim, the noise level can be deafening. Young and old go crazy; hissing, foot-stamping, whirling groggers and booing when Haman is mentioned -- behavior never permitted in synagogue on any other day of the week. But on this wild and nutty holiday, which takes place on the 14th day of the Hebrew month...
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By:
Ryan Teitman
With the threat of snow in the air this past Sunday, members of Ohev Shalom of Bucks County braved the cold and broke ground on the synagogue's long-awaited expansion of its Richboro campus. After over five years of planning and preparation, Ohev Shalom is now set to build its Irv and Elaine Levin Building. The new construction will expand the...
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TETZAVEH, Exodus 27:20-30:10
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
If you've been to Montreal or other parts of Quebec, you may have noticed a fascinating tag line on their license plates: Je me souviens , which translates as "I remember." Never one to pass up a story, I asked a concierge at a swanky hotel -- these individuals are supposed to know everything, n'est ce pas ? -- what...
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Worshippers arriving at Society Hill's Congregation B'nai Abraham for Shabbat services on Feb. 10 came upon quite a surprise: Much of the historic building had been flooded overnight. The culprit? Not the snow and ice, but an old pipe that froze and then burst. "We came to synagogue and it was gushing, pouring down water, from the top level to...
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The lyrics to "Am Yisrael Chai" grew louder as the song leaders' folksy guitar strummings became faster, and the voices of more than 1,100 teens from nearly every state in the country -- in addition to nations such as Canada, Germany, Mexico and, not surprisingly Israel -- filled the ballroom of the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. The three-day biennial convention...
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