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שפיעלקס

April 7, 2016
By bethmordecai
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DAY 1377: Cultural Shpilkes

Dear Hevreh, A couple of weeks ago I was speaking with Robert Klein and Henry Safran, two alumni of Beth Mordecai. They were sharing a story about going back to Robert's family home during the Yom Kippur break to talk, schmooze, and relax. Then, as they were thinking about it more they said, "actually, I don't think this happened during the break [of Yom Kippur]. I think it happened during the service." This little tidbit of Perth Amboy's Jewish history should not sound surprising. One of the hallmarks of our culture is that while we love our tradition, there is only so much of it we can take. Take for instance this one-page-two-minute version of the haggadah shared by some members of[...]

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