Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

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Fredda Sacharow
Rabbi Albert E. Gabbai Few rabbis lead congregations that rank as “must-see” stops on tourists’ agendas. Fewer still can count Benjamin Franklin among the contributors to their synagogue’s original building fund. For Rabbi Albert E. Gabbai, serving as spiritual leader of Congregation Mikveh Israel, one of the oldest synagogues in the United States and the oldest formal congregation in Philadelphia,...
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By:
Fredda Sacharow
Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann Someone obviously forgot to warn Lauren Grabelle Herrmann how risky it was to start a synagogue from scratch in the first decade of the new century, with members leaving established synagogues in droves and the economy a few short years from tanking. Just as well. The newly minted rabbi might have had second thoughts about launching...
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The groundwork was laid for religious life in the city at the start of the 20th century, as these photos attest.
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The reiligious life of Philadelphia and its environs expanded from mid-20th century on.
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How the community expresses its religious sentiments began to vary with the start of a new millennium.
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