Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

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A hate crime that took place 19 years ago and 1,700 miles away has become a learned lesson for the students of Plymouth Meeting Friends School.
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... and the cookin' is easy
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
For my husband and me, summer means weekends on the Chesapeake with grandchildren, a steady stream of friends and relatives, and impromptu get-togethers. So I need to be able to whip up meals without running to the supermarket. The solution to the problem? A well-stocked pantry and freezer -- essentials that simplify summer cooking. From pantry or freezer to table...
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Dana Kennedy, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Jews run Hollywood, the old cliche goes. So an outsider might find it strange that one of Hollywood's biggest studios, Warner Bros., agreed to make a movie about one of the Jewish world's greatest heroes with a star known for going on anti-Semitic tirades. And when the plans to film Judah Maccabee fell apart this month, igniting a feud between...
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Risa Levitt Kohn always gets a kick out of people telling her they've seen the Dead Sea Scrolls. What these folks mean, the professor of Hebrew Bible and Judaism at San Diego State University said, is that they've been to Jerusalem and visited the Shrine of the Book adjacent to the Israel Museum. But even the well-visited Shrine has only...
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Twenty-three-year-old Meir Shapiro wears a yarmulke. He studies music, Torah and architecture at New York's Yeshiva University. And he beatboxes -- all over the world. In the year and a half since a viral Chanukah parody catapulted the Maccabeats into Internet fame, Shapiro and 13 fellow members of the Orthodox a cappella group have performed in New Zealand, Hong Kong...
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