Judaism

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Orthodox Synagogue Reaches Century Mark

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Congregation B’nai Israel Ohev Zedek in Philadelphia turned 100 on May 22. Yet the Orthodox synagogue is “a very young shul now,” said Michael Bohm,...

The Complicated Matter of Reward and Punishment

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The message of this week’s Torah portion, B’chukotai, is straightforward.

Shir Ami a Hub for Reform Jewish Life

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When it opened in 1999, Shir Ami’s community mikveh became just the second of its kind at a Reform synagogue in the United States. Today...

Main Line Rabbi David Straus Retires After 24 Years

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Eric Settle, a Main Line Reform Temple member since 1973 and the synagogue’s president from 2014 to 2016, described Rabbi David Straus’ mindset as...

A Place of Choosing

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This week’s parsha, Behar, places the Israelites, renewed from their freedom from Egyptian enslavement, at Mount Sinai.

Different Sides, Same Circle

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When you are 5½-years-old, your half-birthday is a big event.

B’nai Jacob Brings Different Jews Together

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Congregation B’nai Jacob is a Conservative synagogue. But it is not just open to Conservative Jews. As the only synagogue in Phoenixville, it welcomes Jews...

A Good Rebuke Brings Peace

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Without a doubt, Kedoshim, our Torah portion for this Shabbat, is so full of wisdom and faith.

90-plus Jewish Boys Become Men on Their Bar Mitzvah Days

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Jerry Weiner and David Solis go through the process a second time Huntington Valley resident Jerry Weiner and Jenkintown’s David Solis are 92 and 95,...

After? Getting Past, or Going Through

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Is there really an “after” in this life?