Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

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How best to describe Idina Menzel's relatively brief appearance in "Ask the Dust" but to call it … bewitching? The Tony Award-winning star of "Wicked" has left her wicked wiles behind, but not the torment of what it means to be an outsider. Outside of Broadway, she's become a hot property, too, in Hollywood, the locus of this "Day of...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
Talking about the future can indeed be scary. And talking about the future of a relationship is even more so, mainly because your feelings are not the only ones involved. When my friend Steff started dating Brian, right away, he was deemed amazing. Things got serious fast, and she could just tell from the way he acted and what he...
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Artist Laura F. Cohn's painting "Dancing the Hora" adorns the kitchen wall of her home in Bala Cynwyd. Like the artist herself, the creation was inspired by experiences and artistic traditions culled from disparate worlds and world views. Cohn, 42, grew up in a Chicago suburb and attended a humanistic Jewish congregation; her parents were married by a rabbi affiliated...
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Jessica Weiner has a special place where she always seems to experience those Oprah-esque "ah-ha" lightbulb moments: the bathroom. It was in her college dormitory's public loo that she noticed a stall's graffiti - graffiti that convinced her not to commit suicide - and in a New York City bookstore ladies room where Weiner was inspired to write Do I...
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Three years ago, after seeing the thought-provoking film Relentless - a documentary about the history and fallacies of the Oslo peace accords - Rabbi Yakov Couzens and his friend, Michael Wachs, dreamed of having the Philadelphia Jewish community view the movie as well. So they picked a day, booked Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz - who had just written a...
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