Monthly Archives: February 2012

Torah place holders available

Handmade fused glass Torah place holder. No two alike. Never lose your place between aliyot! Available by special order from Congregation B’nai Emunah. Handmade by congregant Sharon Bleviss. Priced at $118. Contact the office to find out more. Advertisements

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A Bissel to Nibble #10

A Short Shabbat Reflection from the Weekly Parsha by Rabbi Mark Melamuth Parshat T’rumah (Exodus 25-27:19) Following a long list of mishpatim, laws, and Moses’ mountaintop stay for 40 days and 40 nights upon Mt Sinai, we now learn the blueprint for the first portable, … Continue reading

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Bookgroup reads “Jew Store”

By Bonnie Gratch Lindauer The B’nai Emunah Book Discussion Group thoroughly enjoyed “Jew Store” by Stella Suberman.  Set in rural Tennessee in the early 1900’s this memoir captures the fabric of small town life as seen through the eyes of … Continue reading

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A Personal Exodus From Egypt

By Bonnie Gratch Lindauer Today, Congregation B’nai Emunah hosted a special event for JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa) .  JIMENA speakers Joe and Remy Pessah shared their personal stories about growing up in privileged circumstances … Continue reading

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A Bissel to Nibble #9

A Short Shabbat Reflection from the Weekly Parsha by Rabbi Mark Melamut *Bissel: (bis-sel) Yiddish. Meaning: “a little.” “Give me a bissel lox on my bagel, would you, darling?” A biselleh is even less. (www.bubbygram.com) Served each Friday afternoon, noonish. … Continue reading

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A Bissel to Nibble #8

A Short Shabbat Reflection from the Weekly Parsha by Rabbi Mark Melamut *Bissel: (bis-sel) Yiddish.  Meaning: “a little.” “Give me a bissel lox on my bagel, would you, darling?” A biselleh is even less. (www.bubbygram.com) Served each Friday afternoon, noonish. Parshat Yitro (Exodus 18-20:23) Before the … Continue reading

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Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for Trees

Why do trees celebrate their New Year so much later than Rosh-Hashanah? It has to do with the rainy season in Israel, which commences with the festival of Sukkot. It takes four months for the rains to saturate the soil, … Continue reading

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