Judaism

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After? Getting Past, or Going Through

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Is there really an “after” in this life?

Congregation Brothers of Israel Welcoming to All

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People have different reasons for joining Congregation Brothers of Israel, but ultimately they have the same reason. The congregants at the Conservative synagogue in Newtown...

Passover: Renewed and New Meanings

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What do you remember most vividly about your earliest seder experience?

Or Zarua a Spiritual Home for Boomers

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For baby boomers whose kids are older now, synagogue is less of a necessity. They do not need a preschool, a religious school and...
Rabbi Eli Gurevitz is a white man with a long, dark beard wearing a black suit and hat. He is surrounded by a few children and onlookers as he tends to a small fire in his driveway.

Spring Cleaning for Chametz a ‘Labor of Love’

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Right about now, the backyards of some Jewish households are becoming five-star restaurants for Philadelphia’s squirrels, birds and deer. Leavened cookies, cakes and bread buried...

And On That Day You Will Tell Your Child …

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Of all the great seder experiences I have had, the year that sticks in my mind is 2006.

Ambler Synagogue Growing Fast

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When Darchei Noam opened in Ambler last summer, its leaders expected maybe 100 people to join the new community. More than a year later, the...
In a dark room, Shabbat candles are being lit by a white woman. A person is standing next to her in the background.

Permanent Daylight Saving Proposal an Inconvenience for Orthodox Communities

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With the phrase “Jewish Standard Time” — which suggests a (stereotyped) propensity to show up to an event 15 minutes late — Jews have...

The Warning of Shabbat HaGadol

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We are approaching Pesach, and Jewish tradition marks the approach with a special Haftarah.

Passover Desserts Put to the (Taste) Test

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Passover starts in a week, which means it’s almost time to eat matzah pizza for every meal. OK then, that’s a tasty unleavened option for...