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The Samaritan Woman

This is probably a very familiar story for many of us.  I remember singing  with great gusto a chorus about her as a young person: Jesus gave her water that was not in the well, She went away singing she came back bringing others for the water ….that was not in the well. 1,437 more words

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Are Members of the Jewish Community Still Welcome in Poland?

A reader just asked me whether members of the Jewish community are still welcome in Poland. Fortunately, Jonathan Ornstein, the director of the Jewish Community Center in Krakow… 503 more words

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The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

I cannot think of a way to begin this post without a morbid thought so I’ll just come out and say it: this book is about death. 407 more words

Book Review

Poppy Seed Cookies (Inspired by Hamantaschen)

Wednesday is Purim. It is the celebration of the survival of the Jews and the thwarting of the cruel and ambitious plans of the Persian Minister, Haman. 335 more words


Palestinian women haunted by abuse, including rape, in israeli jails

Palestinian women haunted by abuse in Israeli jails

‘Sometimes they feel shame, even though we know that they are our enemy and they do this to break us,’ said one former woman prisoner… 2,285 more words


Brief Half-Page Hanukkah Sermon Miraculously Lasts for Eight-Week Message Series

Philadelphia, PA – The season of Hanukkah may be long past for most of us, but at Congregation Beth Yeshua in Philadelphia the holiday has lasted far longer. 546 more words

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