Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

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My classical-music education began in earnest during my freshman year in college, way out in the middle of Iowa corn country, a terrain we inbred Easterners might think of as devoid of culture. But those of us who attended the University of Iowa beginning in the mid-1960s were given a great gift - if we were willing to take advantage...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
t's a new season: The days are longer, the sun a little stronger. Fresh and local produce, not forced or imported, is now flooding the marketplace. With artichokes, asparagus, baby lettuces, spring onions and a bevy of berries making their springtime debuts, there's no better time to plan an easy Shabbat luncheon. Serve on the patio or in the front...
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The Stuckman seder is the last supper you'd want to be invited to. If you thought the Da Vinci code was a puzzler, da Stuckmans' is no better, as this inscrutable screwball family tries to decipher the holiday's meaning while its Passover passes off as a scene from "Sex and the Seder." "When Do We Eat?" is just one of...
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Not all "American Idols" can sing their way to glory; some are glorious in their ability to carry not a tune, but a sense of self and history. Meet Miles and Chris Lerman - which you can do on Sunday, April 23, as a film about their triumphs of the past is screened at Plays & Players in Center City,...
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The Jewish Publication Society is helping to bring books from the past very much into the future. The organization is digitizing its Hebrew Bible and related biblical titles to create the JPS Digital Bible Collection, accessible through a free online Web-based portal. In addition to text, the Web site will feature relevant commentaries and biblical legends released by JPS over...
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