Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
By:
Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
Two current exhibitions demonstrate the broad forms of expression that characterize contemporary Jewish Art. They are also indicative of the range of local venues in which one can find examples of the Jewish creative spirit. The Museum of Jewish Art at Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia is a long-recognized, respected museum and exhibition space. Moderne Life Interiors, a well-known furniture...
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By:
Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
To understand the uniqueness of the jewelry of Alexander Stirling Calder, you have only to look at the boxes he made to hold each necklace or pin. A Calder box is nothing like a bowed, beautifully elegant, Tiffany gift box. If you had purchased a necklace from Alexander Calder during his heyday as a sculptor, it would have come to...
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Soups are a cool way to bring in Shavuot
By:
Linda Morel, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Shavuot celebrations often center around brunch, where lox and bagels grab the attention. Those who branch out typically gravitate to blintzes and kugels. But in the Old Country, Shavuot meals often started with cold, creamy soups -- an appetizer that has all but disappeared in today's grab-and-go world. I suspect that cold soups have been replaced by smoothies, a staple...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Linda Bruck said she still remembers the amazement she felt this past January when she and her husband, Larry, first entered the home of Adolf and Saida Yevdoksyuk. The Newtown couple had come to the Yevdoksyuk's Northeast Philadelphia home to deliver a package of food sent by the Jewish Relief Agency. The couple was so grateful, they invited the Brucks...
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By:
Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
In 1961, during a summer in Mexico City, I was fortunate to have been taken to visit an unusual house museum called Casa Azul ("Blue House"). Before that moment, I knew nothing about it or its famous owner, the artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Casa Azul is an amazingly colorful, exuberant repository of art and artifacts. More importantly, it is an...
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