Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
Museum lands a major collection of vast and varied Judaica
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
A remarkable collection of more than 10,000 artifacts of Jewish Americana that includes matchbooks and menus, seltzer bottles and kiddush cups has found a home in Philadelphia. At a reception last Thursday at the National Museum of American Jewish History, on Independence Mall East, the announcement was made of the donation of the Peter H. Schweitzer Collection, billed as "a...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
They remember that day in 1979 very well. Saul Zalesne went into a little framing shop in Northeast Philadelphia to pick up something his wife had dropped off. "I had nothing else on my mind but to pick up the framed art and go back to my business … until I met Mordechai," recalls Zalesne, referring to now renowned artist...
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A postmodernist montage of mangled forks and spoons adorns the shelf of 26-year-old Adam Elbaum's new penthouse condo overlooking Center City. The magician quickly points out that while he can bend metal silverware out of shape, he can't quite get them back to usual form. "Theoretically, you can make it bend the other way, but it's not like you can...
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
L’chaim! Shelley Spector’s art celebrates life even as she delves into themes of loss and remembrance in her first-ever site-specific installation, currently at the Painted Bride Gallery, in Center City. She invites visitors to become more than viewers and to participate in her art, and in the accrued memory of her own experiences, and theirs, remembering who, and what, once...
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In a blur of purples and blues, whites and greens, Sam Jacobson, 10, painted his interpretation of the Red Sea crashing in around Pharaoh's army. With a much lighter palette - shades of lavender and light blue - and in more random streaks, Sarah Demarest, 9, depicted the same scene. In a very hands-on kind of way, the two budding...
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