Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775

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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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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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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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Jenny Lewis has a pretty sweet day job. As the dominant voice of indie-rock darlings Rilo Kiley, she gets to write songs with her best friends and travel the world to play for hordes of fans. They've got major-label backing from Warner Bros., and enough underground credibility to support several high-profile side projects. But being in a band with a...
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"Running Scared" exec producer Matt Luber is taking his victory lap. The guy who once ran with the Penn Valley crowd is on the fast track these days to success in Hollywood, where he has managed to run a prominent talent managing company and serve as up-and-coming producer. And having a Walker - or, more specifically, hunk hottie Paul Walker...
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