Thursday, November 20, 2014 Heshvan 27, 5775

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O my Gad! Josh Gad is the lyin' king of Uganda -- or at least his character, the mendacious missionary Cunningham, is, in a musical that musses up the silver-hair of Broadway for fun and prophet. As the prevaricating preacher of Mormon missionary positions in Africa, the cunning yet incapable Mormon elder has rewritten the religion's text to sex so...
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Early paintings by Eva Hesse chart a difficult period in her brief life
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SPEAKING VOLUMES It seems that every season or so, a new book appears about the great artist Eva Hesse, and with each volume, we learn something new about her and her artistic output. Many of these books have been produced by the inestimable Yale University Press, which would have pleased the late artist since the publishing company's standards, especially when...
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP There used to be a joke that went: "If there was an Israeli guide to fine dining, it would begin and end on page one." Happily, today, there is a wealth of excellent Israeli restaurants to choose from and they could fill many books and many pages. Israel is indeed a feast for foodies, a melting pot...
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A researcher looks at how technology is transforming our sense of self
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Thirty years ago, author Sherry Turkle joined the MIT faculty to study computer culture. A psychoanalytically trained psychologist, she wanted to explore how machines were affecting our sense of self. Back then, she explains in her new book, Alone Together , the world still retained "a certain innocence" in the realm of computing and interactivity. Children's electronic toys...
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Summertime is its season, and it's best to get it ripe
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Ethel Hofman
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Bathed in the warm sunshine of summer, fruits ripen quickly, which means flavors are at their ultimate sweetness. At a farmer's market, there's always an enormous variety of locally grown fruits and veggies to choose from. In fact, the produce you see at farmer's markets is often picked the day, if not hours, before the market opens...
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Arts and Culture Events

Thu. Nov 20
King Solomon- Steven Weitzman lecture
Judaic Studies Program of Drexel University
5:15 PM-6:45 PM
Thu. Nov 20
National Museum of American Jewish History
6:00 PM
Thu. Nov 20
Beneath the Helmet Movie Screening
Upgraded Listing
Temple Sinai
7:00 PM-10:00 PM

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