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All Vows

| September 9, 2010

Even as I contemplate the seriousness of Yom Kippur each year, I am always struck by its incredible beauty. For me, the Kol Nidre service, with its powerful repetition and haunting melodies, is both a spiritual awakening and an opportunity to enjoy the richness of our millennia-old liturgical tradition. There’s no question that Kol Nidre Read More

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A Legacy of Giving

| September 7, 2010

For MAZON donor Craig Newman, philanthropy was a focus from an early age. Growing up in Philadelphia, he had strong role models in his parents and his maternal grandfather Charlie. Newman never met his mother’s father, for whom he was named, but he was still a towering figure in young Craig’s life. “He was known Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Nitzavim

| September 1, 2010

The Text: Isaiah 62:8-10 8. The Eternal has sworn by God’s right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink your wine, for which you have labored;  But those who have gathered Read More

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Health, Nutrition & Torah: Vayelech

| September 1, 2010

The Text: Vayelech (Devarim/Deuteronomy 31:1-30) does not contain relevant references to poverty or hunger. The Context: Vayelech (Devarim/Deuteronomy 31:1-30) does not contain relevant references to poverty or hunger. What it Means for Advocates: Host a Shabbat meal for your friends and/or family.  When it comes time to recite the blessings for the wine and bread, Read More

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