Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
Israel's Leeshai Lemish hosts a Chinese event at the Academy; will Kobe Bryant show up?
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Is celebrating the New Year old (party) hat for Leeshai Lemish? Chinese New Year? Firecracker fun, acknowledges Lemish. A special rush in honoring Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur? Absolutely! But don't put away the dragon drama or ram's horn just yet; now it's time for the American version. Just who knew Lemish's auld lang signs would be printed in Chinese, Hebrew and...
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Rock 'n' roll? Rock 'n' pastry! "Always!" chuckles Duff Goldman, the "Ace of Cakes" who deals off the top deck of carts with swaggering and sassy confections, which infuse his chef rock status, and as a bass player in the band "soihad to." Did he? Indeed. "I love rock music," he says. And pieces of cake? Piece of cake! If...
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
Ask David Eisner about the intersection between Jewish teachings and the U.S. Constitution, and he will speak passionately about themes of justice in the Torah, the Mishnah and the Gemara. About the separation of church and state. About the government's responsibilities to its most vulnerable. He'll relate a Midrash starring Hillel and Shamai, and their conflicting approaches to interpreting God's...
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'Jewtopia' tops off a howl of a holiday greeting card
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Does "The World of Jewtopia" tilt from right to left? Well, it does have its own weird, wobbly spin -- thanks to First Citizens of the "World," Sam Wolfson and Bryan Fogel. Now the two stand-out stand-up comics/playwrights/actors are egg-nogging on fans to attend the Philadelphia premiere and pre-Broadway run of "World" at the Kimmel Center downtown. Latkes roasting on...
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Music as medicine? Take two Axl Roses and call me in the morning. That seems to be the prescription for Young@Heart , the ageless oldies but goodies who have taken punk rock over a rocking chair as their vehicle of choice. This choice group of 73-years-old-plus players gets a chance to rock and roil the region this time out --...
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