Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775

In the summer, most everything can go on the grill -- even dessert. Fresh fruit is a healthy and simple dessert any time of year. It's perfect for grilling because its high sugar content caramelizes on the grill. Just be sure to choose fruits with a firm flesh that are not overly ripe. Most fruit has enough sugar content that...
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Bucks County troubadour of trauma? True to the tradition of using music as muse as a storyteller's medium, Carversville's Alec Gross has carved out a nice niche for himself as singer/songwriter with a backpack of imagery that begs to be heard. His music travels well; just give a listen to the blues-infused "Strip the Lanterns: The Night Terrors of Mr...
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Rivka Tal
A TASTE OF ISRAEL In Israel, summer is the time for bourekas -- those flaky, filled pastries of Balkan origin. You can buy them at any bakery in Israel, ready-made at the open markets, frozen and ready-to-bake -- and you'll probably meet up with them sometime as a first course at weddings topped with mushroom sauce. Made from phyllo dough...
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Why are TV's Jews so ... obnoxious? There they are, primed to offend on prime time TV: A rogue's gallery of mouths that roar and rub people the wrong way. Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Bloom! When did the nice Jews leave the TV neighborhood? Molly Goldberg would drop her brisket if she ever encountered Larry David of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." But then,...
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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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Arts and Culture Events

Tue. Jun 30
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
4:00 PM-8:00 PM
Tue. Jun 30
Katz Jewish Community Center Cherry Hill
7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Wed. Jul 1
National Museum of American Jewish History
10:30 AM-5:30 PM

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