Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775

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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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Yes, life's a three-ring circus for the Sisters Feld — and they're bringing it to Philly
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They are women, hear them roar! Wait. No. That's the big circus cats in the background; the Sisters Feld are fielding questions amiably, gently. Which is not to imply they are pussycats. No, to get to where they are -- executive vice presidents and producers of Feld Entertainment -- they have made sure their field of dreams is paved with...
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On Stage
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Listen, do you want to know a secret? Mark Lewis, founder/manager/original keyboard player of Rain, the rock group that beats the Beatles tunes as their own, was "just trying to make a buck" when he came up with the ultimate cover band concept. Trying to cover his backside financially, he figured on getting a group together on an off night...
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