Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775

Purim, the most joyous holiday in the Jewish calendar, is a carnival of food, wine and laughter. It marks the period when, at the last moment, Jews were snatched from the hangman's noose. For that reason, it's meant to be a raucous celebration of life. Purim festivities include costume parades and suedahs -- festive meals eaten as night falls. Jayne...
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Think Purim, and what comes to mind? Shalach manot baskets. But with so many folks watching their weight, consider packing your baskets this year with something other than the ubiquitous sweet cakes and cookies. I'm planning a selection of cool fruit soups. To deliver them, I'll pour the liquids into tightly-lidded containers and mark the tops with...
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The Israeli Film Festival continues its run, making a splash this time with "Dolphin Boy."
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Nan Latona does windows. Lots and lots of windows. See for yourself: "Window Wonderland" is a wondrous work of art, an exhibit of decorated windows crafted and created by Latona and a litany of area artists, many of them whom call the Kaiserman JCC home -- or at least their workplace. Including Latona: The development director at Kaiserman, she developed...
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Sami the Great isn't about to go nuclear on anyone asking for an explanation of her Iranian/Jewish roots. Although she does understand their concern. "While I was growing up, I really didn't get it," says the Upper Dublin anti-diva of a singer. "It wasn't until I got older and more political that I understood the interest." Indeed, born to a...
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Arts and Culture Events

Sun. May 24
Old City Jewish Arts Center
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Thu. May 28
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
7:00 PM
Fri. May 29
Germantown Jewish Centre
6:00 PM

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