Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

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What would Madonna say? "She'd say -- 'Bring it on!' " roars Rabbi Rayzel Raphael. The rabbi is doing just that -- bringing on "Kabbalah, the Musical," to the Philly Fringe Festival for a number of performances at the Elkins Estate in Elkins Park, beginning Sept. 2. It is no mystery why Madonna -- a very vocal advocate of Kabbalah,...
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Sex and the (Sister) City? It's enough to have Carrie Bradshaw say a brachah. But this isn't Sex and the Siddur, either: What's coming to the Philly Fringe Festival is an edgy offering from Philadelphia's Sister City, Tel Aviv, putting a Smiley face on sexual sensitivity and sensibility that would shake Jane Austen to her core. Smiley (How About Some...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
On a recent trip to Turkey, I discovered mezze -- beautifully seasoned appetizers similar to Italian antipasto. Every lunch and dinner began with a selection of these piquant dishes. To live in Turkey means to be immersed in mezze culture. The experience reminded me of Spanish tapas. They drink Raki, an anise-flavored spirit as fierce as lions, as an accompaniment...
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He is heavy; he's their "Idiot Brother." The Rochlin sisters have a burden to bear in their cannabis-is-us, honest-to-a-fault, good-natured Deadhead of a brother, Ned, who'd give pot as a present to a cop if he thought the man in blue needed some ganga green uplift. Which is what he actually does, getting eight months in the slammer for his...
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Jill Radwin, JE Feature
Is the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society one of Philadelphia's best-kept secrets? Although the organization has helped countless struggling women, it doesn't advertise, choosing instead to quietly send personal letters to potential donors. Now, more than 19 decades after the organization was founded, a new generation of parents and children throughout the country are being exposed to the group's work through...
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Arts and Culture Events

Wed. Jul 30
National Museum of American Jewish History
7:00 PM
Thu. Jul 31
Katz Jewish Community Center of Atlantic County
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Wed. Aug 6
Germantown Jewish Centre
7:00 PM-9:30 PM

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