Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775

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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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Wonderful ways to break the fast
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It's a tradition. First, we gulp down glasses of orange juice or sweet wine, then gobble a slice of sponge cake or something with chocolate chips to stave off the initial hunger. Later, when we get home to our tables, we gather round a collection of cheeses, fish and dairy dishes, which are customary to break the Yom Kippur fast...
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Yom Kippur, the most solemn Jewish High Holiday, is a time of reflection, atonement and complete fasting. At the conclusion of this day of worship and self-examination, friends and family members come together to exchange greetings and regain their strength. Foods served to break the fast are light and simple restoratives, which usually include both sweet and salty dishes. This...
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Arts and Culture Events

Thu. Oct 30
A Question of Tradition
Jewish Studies Program at University of Pennsylvania
5:15 PM-6:30 PM
Sat. Nov 1
Gershman Y
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat. Nov 1
Pat Dinizio
Shir Ami
7:00 PM-10:00 PM

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