Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

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Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
On a bright, beautiful Sunday evening in September, the plane bringing Israeli superstar Sarit Hadad to Philadelphia from her most recent appearance in Canada was inexplicably delayed. Sharona Durry, a key organizer of PhillyIsraelim, which sponsored the event, was nervous. "This is our biggest program ever," she fretted, concerned that the capacity crowd waiting impatiently at Center City's Trocadero Theater...
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Amy Grants "Three Wishes"; Andrew Glassman makes them happen. The new NBC prime-time series, debuting Friday, Sept. 23, is a magic lamp of a mitzvah, with Grammy Award-winning singer/host Grant touring the country to offer those in need of luck a rub of rachmanes. The series is at once heart-rending, heartbreaking - and a hearty piece of Americana. Indeed, if...
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
L’chaim! Shelley Spector’s art celebrates life even as she delves into themes of loss and remembrance in her first-ever site-specific installation, currently at the Painted Bride Gallery, in Center City. She invites visitors to become more than viewers and to participate in her art, and in the accrued memory of her own experiences, and theirs, remembering who, and what, once...
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Another season, another show … and another great "On the Scene" contest! To help People's Light & Theater celebrate its 31st year, "On the Scene" is offering one lucky contest winner a season pass for two to the Chester County landmark's Mainstage productions. That's right - all of its Mainstage shows. And it begins right now with a revival of...
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The silence in German homes poisoned the atmosphere, within and without
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Earlier this year, the Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld published a memoir, titled The Story of a Life, about his childhood spent on the run from the Nazis, and I praised it as an extraordinary document. Only in the last section of the work, where Appelfeld described his adjustment to living in Israel, did the intensity lessen; for the rest of...
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