Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
The theme of this year's annual Holocaust ceremony -- "The Urgency of Holocaust Remembrance in the Madness of Our Age" -- is reflected in speeches, historical reminiscences, photographic and film exhibitions, artifact displays and musical events, all gripping reminders of the greatest horror to befall the Jewish people in our history. Two important concerts of Holocaust music express such intense...
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Duo Haroz givesa musical reading on trombone, harp
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
Most people think of the library as a place for quiet reading -- with the emphasis on quiet. But on Sunday afternoon, April 22, at 2 p.m., the reading room at the Bala Cynwyd Library will be transformed into a listening room, and visitors will be hearing a very unusual combination of sounds as the Duo Haroz presents an afternoon...
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By:
Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
A major part of my professional responsibilities over these last few weeks has been to prepare children for their model seders, and thus, for their families' Passover celebrations. At our Passover seder, we really ask an implied fifth question: On all other evenings and mornings at synagogue services, we strive for musical uniformity. The "old timers" want the "traditional melodies,"...
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Just before taking up his saxophone to play, 16-year-old Jordy Freed looked out at the small cafe packed with people. The audience was a sea of faces, so much so that he couldn't even find his mom. He smiled to himself. All his hard work had definitely paid off. Now he felt free to jam. His band of high school...
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'Israel's Beatles' beat a path to the TLA stage
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
It is the job of social historians to identify important developments, and even pivotal moments, that signal turning points in popular culture. There is consensus that for listeners of "a certain generation," it was the appearance of the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" that launched the "British invasion" and changed the face of American music. For Israelis -- and...
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