Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Deborah Kaplan says her mother, Zena, has long been known and appreciated for her charm, humor, wit, friendliness and talent. And she still is. Although Zena, 86, is afflicted with what her daughter calls "midstage Alzheimer's disease," nothing seems to have interrupted Zena's vigor, vitality and artistic pursuits. True, she may not always remember exactly when she created a beautiful...
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he wait is over, thanks to super Stan Lee
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POW! BAM! BARUCH HASHEM! Baruch Hashem? And why not? When you're a superhero named Mr. Mitzvah, who's going to make fun of flying tzit-tzit? Look, up in the sky, it's a pareve, it's a blintze, it's ... what is that schmatta that schmendrick is wearing? No, he's no superschmendrick: He's Ivan Wilzig, in real life, mild-mannered recording artist/philanthropist. But at...
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The Mural Arts Program and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia are teaming up to beautify the walls of a South Philadelphia public school with a talmudic-inspired image that will be painted as part of a community event set to occur in the fall. The 1,200-square-foot mural project is being funded by Federation and the City of Philadelphia, which provides...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
For students who have entered the Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition over the years, the pen and the brush have always been the main modes of expression to convey what they have learned about the Holocaust. But this year was different; among the poems, stories, paintings and sculptures submitted for the 2007 contest, a new medium cropped up: a podcast...
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Actor Michael Tucker lets the good thymes roll in his roamin' holiday of food, wine and ... kibitz
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Basta with the pasta, Michele; what about the bagels? "Ah, the bagels," and Michael Tucker lets out a whisper of wonder, letting on he's a man who's known a good bialy in his life. "Making bagels in a 400-year-old Italian oven. That's a great idea! It'll be the first bagel in that oven. Let's do it!" Why not? He's done...
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