Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

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Who knew that exorcisms were an ecu­me­ical affair? It turns out that Jews can be possessed by spirits just as easily as the faithful of other religions — a concept that audience members of The Possession, opening in area movie theaters this weekend, will soon discover. Based on the true story of a wine cabinet-turned dybbuk box and the serial...
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The owners of the Burger.org restaurants are trying to succeed where another kosher establishment failed, on Old York Road in Elk­ins Park. Eyal Aranya, who co-owns the Burger.org chain, plans to open in the space formerly occupied by Max & David's, which closed in April after five years. The transition will be made easier by the former restaurant's ko­sher certification...
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Andrea Cantor Jewish Exponent Feature
A little more than a year ago, David Prutchi, a bio­medical engineer, approached his daughter with an unusual proposal -- to write a book together. At first, 16-year-old Shanni, who will be a senior this year at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, was skeptical. But it was only a moment's hesitation, she says, and now she's the proud co-author of...
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Melissa Jacobs, Jewish Exponent Feature
The Philadelphia Holo­caust Remembrance Foun­da­tion is launching a celebration of the music, sports, art and literature of Terezin, the Nazi-run ghetto/concentration camp in the former Czechoslovakia also known by its German name, Theresienstadt. Art, culture and sport -- at a concentration camp? "It sounds counterintuitive -- bordering on crazy -- but it's true," says Rachel Lithgow, executive director of the...
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Rivka Tal
Even a die-hard diet soda addict like me often longs for something different on sweltering summer days. Old-Fashioned Lemonade (Pareve) 8 lemons 1 and 1/4 to 1 and 1/2 cups sugar 2 quarts water 2 trays ice cubes 15 sprigs of mint (optional) Wash lemons. Cut into very thin slices and remove seeds. Place in a large bowl. Cover with...
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