Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774

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Patricia Arquette is a vision of determination and success. And now she’ll be a vision in 3-D. As the insightful star of “Medium,” NBC’s clairvoyant caper of a second-year drama, the newly anointed Emmy Award-winner proves her multidimensional dynamism every week; and on Nov. 21, viewers will need special glasses to keep their eye on her for a special event...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
They remember that day in 1979 very well. Saul Zalesne went into a little framing shop in Northeast Philadelphia to pick up something his wife had dropped off. "I had nothing else on my mind but to pick up the framed art and go back to my business … until I met Mordechai," recalls Zalesne, referring to now renowned artist...
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A postmodernist montage of mangled forks and spoons adorns the shelf of 26-year-old Adam Elbaum's new penthouse condo overlooking Center City. The magician quickly points out that while he can bend metal silverware out of shape, he can't quite get them back to usual form. "Theoretically, you can make it bend the other way, but it's not like you can...
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Museum lands a major collection of vast and varied Judaica
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
A remarkable collection of more than 10,000 artifacts of Jewish Americana that includes matchbooks and menus, seltzer bottles and kiddush cups has found a home in Philadelphia. At a reception last Thursday at the National Museum of American Jewish History, on Independence Mall East, the announcement was made of the donation of the Peter H. Schweitzer Collection, billed as "a...
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There's a certain kind of Depression photograph that many people recognize instantly, and that they may even be able to call up in their minds' eye. For example, there's the now iconic portrait of an impoverished mother, dressed in a worn, loose-fitting housedress, staring out into the middle distance, her hand on her chin, as if trying to divine where...
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