Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
Mentalist Marc Salem may just have your number
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If a mind is a terrible thing to waste, consider Marc Salem the maven of mental waste management. The mentalist with the mostest is setting his mind to his latest task: Wowing, amazing and mystifying those gathered before him for the AMIT Philadelphia Council/Shira Chapter meeting the evening of Nov. 20 at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn...
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Her granddaughter gently guiding her by the elbow, 89-year-old Ruth Sarner-Libros walked slowly through the fourth floor of the National Museum of American Jewish History, drinking in every display. This, Sarner-Libros said with a broad smile, was beyond anything she'd imagined when she hosted the museum's first board meeting back in 1974. It took two years to open the modest...
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Juggling holiday and hilarity
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What better time than this to go for the juggler? After all, Sukkot and juggling go together like meat axes, and peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. At least they do when the Flying Karamazov Brothers get their hands on them. Give a hand to Paul Magid and his magical merry pranksters, who juggle holidays and hilarity in an act that does justice to...
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Ruth Ellen Gruber, JE Feature
NOCARA, Italy — During the 1970s and '80s, my parents spent considerable chunks of time in southern Italy, documenting local life in Nocara, a wind-swept Calabrian village that clings to the crest of a half-mile-high hill overlooking the Gulf of Taranto. My father, Jacob W. Gruber, was an anthropologist at Temple University, and was there to carry out an ethnographic...
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Kenny Solms ... a Jewish Don Quixote? Tilting at windmills has generated the solar power to outshine others in the TV industry, where Peabody and Emmy have double-dated with writer Solms over the years as Dulcineas accompanying the dulcet tones of his scripted words for such icons as Carol Burnett and Neil Diamond. Is he our very own Man of...
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