Saturday, November 1, 2014 Heshvan 8, 5775

Israeli group shakes up the notion of what a band can accomplish
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Is the Shuk -- with its mantra of "Preserve, Perpetuate and Innovate" -- Israel's sand-dune version of "Survivor"? This Jewish tribe has spoken; more importantly, it's sung. And in the marketplace -- shuk's meaning in Hebrew -- of ideas, this one thrives on sound advice. As leaders of the band, Brooklyn-born Yoni Avital and Cherry Hill's Ami Yares are actually...
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Author revisits one of the seminal moments in modern feminism
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Stephanie Coontz makes a point repeatedly in her new book, A Strange Stirring , a study of feminist Betty Friedan, author of the groundbreaking bestseller, The Feminine Mystique . Coontz reminds readers often that Friedan disliked Daniel Horowitz's biographical study of her, which appeared in 1998 and looked into Friedan's political background. Perhaps disliked is too tame a...
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE My dad loves raisins -- in cereal, in bread, in cookies, covered in chocolate and even, in a pinch, right out of the box. As a kid, one of the best sweet treats he could give us was mixing up a bowl of sweet black and golden raisins with cashews (being a dentist, this was as crazy...
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Jennifer Hirsh, you've just won a golden ticket and you're going to ... West Philadelphia? Well, it's 3,000 miles from West Hollywood but it's all in the right direction for the 2009 "American Idol" season wannabe. Hirsh was booted from the Hollywood segment of the TV titan of a reality show two seasons back after winning her "golden ticket" but...
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A guide to singers and songs that's encyclopedic in its details
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Pantheon Books has given A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers by Will Friedwald a beautiful outer design, with a simple but effective cover that uses art and graphics with consummate skill. Your interest is peaked. But then you open the book and your heart sinks. This really is just a guide after all, with...
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Arts and Culture Events

Sat. Nov 1
Gershman Y
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat. Nov 1
Pat Dinizio
Shir Ami
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sun. Nov 2
Hazak Presents Ming de Chorus
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County
10:30 AM
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County

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