Tochecha: How We Rebuke

Picture the scene: The Israelites have been wandering for 40 years in the desert and are finally on the banks of the Jordan river just mere miles from the Holy Land. Moses, knowing that his time as their leader is coming to end, offers one final speech to his people....

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Breaking Bread on Broad

Have you ever seen the hashtag #firstworldproblems? A simple google search brings up some great ones like: The struggle of finding storage for 20 bottles of champagne #firstworldproblems I got really tan this weekend and now my concealer is too light!!! My dog won’t eat that chip I dropped, so...

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Loving the stranger: My trip to Abu Dhabi

Have you ever gotten one of those emails that said something like, “A Nigerian prince wants to send you $10,000 dollars; just send your bank account information and social security number…” About 6 weeks ago, we got a call to the office here at RS that Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah...

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This Is Hunger

More than 1 in 8 Americans struggles with hunger; and many in our own neighborhood. I recently heard a story from Principal Laureal Robinson at Spring Garden Elementary about a student who was putting some of her free school breakfasts and lunches in her backpack to take home because her...

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Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

It was a few days before our Berman Mercaz Limud model seder. As I was heading home for the day, I said to Rabbi Maderer in passing, “I’m off to boil six dozen eggs or so.” She looked at me incredulously, “Why exactly are you boiling all those eggs?” I...

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Shabbat With Noah Aronson

Shabbat with Renowned Composer & Musician, Noah Aronson, on Friday, December 2 @ 6pm Sponsored by the Miles Jellinek Memorial Fund “Noah Aronson performs with joy, passion and a rich musicality that connects with audiences, heart-to-heart and soul-to-soul”(Anita Diamant) We are priviledged to have the extrememly talented composer and vocalist,...

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Celebrate Children’s Sabbath

Help us Celebrate Philadelphia’s 23rd Annual Children’s Sabbath on Sunday, October 16 @ 3pm at Rodeph Shalom In Rab’s day, there was a teacher whose prayer for the rain was answered promptly. When asked to tell of his special merit, he said, I teach children of the poor as well...

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