Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

Philadelphia artist and writer pens an imaginative memoir — with the assistance of her deceased father.
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Jane Biberman, Inside Feature
My father got into computers 20 years after he died,” claims Esta Cassway. “I was not particularly a believer in spirits,” says the local painter, lyricist and writer. That is, until 1992, when her father’s restless spirit, apparently relishing its afterlife, began interfering with her work. “I had been asked by Aronson Publishers to write and illustrate a two-volume set...
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Decoding the Torah through gematria
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Melissa Jacobs, Inside Feature
If God wrote you a letter, would you read it? Well, God did, and you have. The letter is the Torah. For centuries, Jews have been reading the Torah again and again, poring through its stories, its heroes and villains, its messages and meanings. What about the language in which the letter is written? What about the Hebrew alphabet? The...
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Taking a second look at superstitions’ impact 
on our everyday lives
By:
Richard Pawlak, Inside Feature
Are you wary of black cats, first steps, empty ovens and opened ladders? Do you smell the Havdalah candle after it is extinguished? Do you believe that the number 13 is unlucky? You’re hardly alone. Superstitious behavior permeates almost every facet of our lives. The ancient Greeks used just two words to explain both good and bad fortunes, as well...
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Power outages from Superstorm Sandy pushed back Soulfarm's new release, but natural disaster won't keep the band from performing live at Gratz College on Nov. 27.
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The next time a student or staff member at Central High School feels the need for artistic inspiration on campus, they can simply walk to the school's recently refurbished auditorium and study any of the almost three dozen artworks donated in September by 198th Class alumnus Sigmund Balka.
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