Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
Philadelphia artist and writer pens an imaginative memoir — with the assistance of her deceased father.
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Jane Biberman, Inside Feature
My father got into computers 20 years after he died,” claims Esta Cassway. “I was not particularly a believer in spirits,” says the local painter, lyricist and writer. That is, until 1992, when her father’s restless spirit, apparently relishing its afterlife, began interfering with her work. “I had been asked by Aronson Publishers to write and illustrate a two-volume set...
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In 2006, Arnon Goldfinger found himself in a situation familiar to virtually anyone who has experienced the death of an older relative. He was tasked with the responsibility of emptying out the Tel Aviv flat where his maternal grandmother, Gerda Tuchler, lived for 70 years, from the time she and his grandfather, Kurt, immigrated to Israel from Nazi Germany in...
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With your choice of a dozen films from around the world, taking advantage of the 32nd annual Phila­­delphia Jewish Film Festival could require some strategizing. The two-week festival kicks off Nov. 3 at the Gershman Y.
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Sally Friedman
Write a memoir in six words? It sounds preposterous, but Larry Smith has compiled books from such six-word missives, including one focused on Jewish life. Hear him speak at three local appearances over the coming weeks.
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When the Idan Raichel Project played to a sold-out crowd of 800 in March at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, they did more than just rock those in attendance with their take on world music. They also set the stage for another big local Israeli musical event. So says Sharona Durry, the founder and executive director of PhillyIsrael, which organized the Raichel...
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