Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

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Vivian Gussin Paley, a longtime kindergarten teacher and author with a score of titles to her credit, made her mark as an educator by telling stories to the young and getting their reactions. Sometimes, the children would share stories with her, then act them out, an exercise that Paley heartily encouraged, insisting in her published works that it benefited a...
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Daniel Stern, JE Feature
In the range of pickiness that defines most eaters, especially young ones, I think I fell somewhere in the middle (though my parents might remember differently). There were foods I simply would not put in my mouth, and others I would nibble and then push their remains strategically around the plate in the hopes that no one would notice. A...
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HOLLYWOOD Dancing with the Stars of … David? "And why not!" exclaims Len Goodman, his voice a British beat of Blenheim bleat and a Bar Mitzvah emcee. "The hora … what a wonderful dance to do on the show. Why wouldn't they do it? Yes, that would be wonderful!" He should know. Goodman, a champion ballroom dancer, has room on...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
It took Jacob seven years to get Leah, and seven more to earn Rachel. Phranc fans know the feeling: The singer-songwriter born Susan Gottlieb took seven years between 1991's sweet-and-sour "Positively Phranc" and 1998's mostly sour "Milkman," and seven years later, she's due for a follow-up. Returning to the road to mark the 20th anniversary of her debut, "Folksinger," the...
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Offbeat musings on arts, culture and Philadelphians
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To Life, to Life — to Rosie! Who knew that Tevye’s Golde could be such a cutie-patootie? The producers of “Fiddler on the Roof” sure did, which may explain why they cast Rosie O’Donnell as the caring kvetch of a wife who is Tevye’s burden to handle in the Broadway revival of “Fiddler,” introducing her to the role Sept. 20...
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