Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775
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A trolley zipped down West Philadelphia's Mantua Avenue Sunday morning, past dozens of vacant lots, cracked sidewalks and stately, yet somewhat faded, old row homes. Turning a corner, however, the trolley emerged at an entirely different scene: a giant mural splashed with electric blue and deep purple hues, painted into a collage of swirling butterflies, sunny dandelions and gently rolling...
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Ryan Teitman
For years, newspaper comic strips have depicted the hijinks that ensue when cartoon families venture though the highs and lows of everyday life. But none had ever portrayed the daily grind from the perspective of a Jewish-American family -- that is, until Edge City . Created by Terry and Patty LaBan of Wyncote, Edge City has run in newspapers since...
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Go online and rent some celebrity status
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Diana Vilibert, JE Feature
If you've got it, flaunt it. And if you don't -- rent it. With the help of companies like Bag Borrow or Steal, From Bags to Riches and Borrowed Bling, which rent out designer bags and jewelry, almost anyone can look like a VIP without paying for it. "I wanted to bring Hollywood movie-star glamour to every American woman," said...
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Ryan Teitman
"It's addictive to work with glass. You forget about your body. You forget about yourself." So says Rachel Shoham, who, every day when she re-enters her studio, remains anxious to check the kiln. Since she leaves things to fire overnight, she never quite knows what she'll find inside: a fortunate surprise or an unexpected setback. That very anticipation is one...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
"It's nice to see so many Jews in the audience," jokes Arab comedian Ray Hanania. "I view you all as potential hostages." The Jerusalem audience claps, howling with laughter. In another setting, that comment wouldn't be quite so funny. But plunked down in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian Comedy Tour, it's the perfect joke: It makes fun of the situation,...
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