Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

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SPEAKING VOLUMES It was said of Agnes Lewis, the self-taught Scottish scholar of Middle Eastern languages and cultures, and her equally learned twin sister, Margaret Gibson, that they hurried down a street or hallway "like ships in full sail." They looked much alike -- same rounded frame, thick lips, hawkish eyes. Both, it is said, were vain about their "dainty...
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Give these girls some oboe room; they need it to showcase their considerable musical talent. Oboists Michele Ozer, 18, and Hannah Cohen, 14, will get just that this Friday at noon, performing along with three-score other musicians especially selected for the Kimmel Center's ninth annual Teen Summer Arts Chamber Music Camp. Seventy-six trombones have nothing on the 62 instruments about...
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"Sarah's Key" is filmmaker Gilles Paquet-Brenner's pièce de résistance -- ironic given how the Resistance failed as a concept in Nazi-occupied France (setting of the film), where so many French kissed off the futures of their Jewish compatriots by becoming collaborators during World War II. Indeed, it is the French, not the Nazis, who occupy the heart of this breathtakingly...
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This little fruit helps perk up any recipe
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? While some people wait all year for summer so they can play golf or go to the beach, I look forward to the hot months to go blueberry picking. It's an activity made more special, now that my two little granddaughters share my passion for hand-selecting blueberries to place in baskets. "Skip the blueberries that look pink," I...
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Jill Radwin, JE Feature
Israeli-born chef Michael Caspi, 30, who held several top spots at major New York eateries, often runs under the radar here in Philadelphia. Maybe it's because he spends his days inside the walls of the historic Morris House Hotel as the executive chef of M Restaurant, on S. Eighth Street near Jeweler's Row. The hotel was built in 1787 and...
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