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Dancing For Joy

MEMBERS WELCOME SHABBAT IN SERVICE OF DANCE

Posted: May 4, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Rabbi Jacob Adler, right, leads a group of worshipers through the temple April 26, while demonstrating a dance that is part of a traditional Jewish service at the Temple Shalom in Fayetteville.

The Shabbat (Hebrew for Sabbath) is supposed to be happy,” said Jacob Adler, rabbi of Temple Shalom in Fayetteville. “If you are really praying, you will be happy.” And so it was April 26 at the temple, with about 30 of the members joining Adler in singing and dancing, clapping and stomping, skipping and twisting during a service filled with joy — and dance.

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Religion, Pages 8 on 05/04/2013

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