Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

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Justin Sacharoff, Jewish Exponent Feature
The room was filled with the smiling faces of children. Laughing and dancing, the youngsters sang along to the music, surprising even the song leader with their responses.
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Israel's Idan Raichel Project has Philly in its musical plans.
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
A TASTE OF ISRAEL According to tradition, when Queen Esther of Purim fame was moved into the king's palace, she became a vegetarian. In order to avoid eating non-kosher food, she confined her diet to nutrient-rich seeds, nuts and legumes. So on the festive day of Purim, many Jewish communities observe the custom of including beans, chickpeas, nuts and poppy...
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Former Bucks County resident Tom Sherak now presides over Hollywood and Oscar
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Bucks County's Tom Sherak -- screen saver? With Oscar putting on his top hat to top off movie awards season this Sunday night, the president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences -- formerly of Yardley -- may deserve an award himself for his picture-perfect way of handling a brouhaha over bias that had Hollywood hysterical for days...
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Local Israeli film festival competes in its own way with Hollywood
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Will Oscar make aliyah on Feb. 26? With Footnote being feted at festivals -- and considered by some a front-runner for the best foreign film -- will the Israeli film actually take home the gold when the Academy Awards are announced later this month? It certainly wouldn't surprise Nurit Yaron, chairwoman of Philadelphia's Israeli Film Festival ( www.iffphila.org ), celebrating...
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