Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775

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What would Madonna say? "She'd say -- 'Bring it on!' " roars Rabbi Rayzel Raphael. The rabbi is doing just that -- bringing on "Kabbalah, the Musical," to the Philly Fringe Festival for a number of performances at the Elkins Estate in Elkins Park, beginning Sept. 2. It is no mystery why Madonna -- a very vocal advocate of Kabbalah,...
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Ménage a Mossad? Three is not the charm as deployed in The Debt , which goes through the trials and terror of a trio of Mossad agents of the '60s inexcusably failing to execute a plan to kidnap and carry a Nazi war criminal from his disguise of a life in East Berlin to Israel for prosecution. In their failure...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
August came and went with some unexpected surprises down the shore -- an earthquake, a hurricane and, maybe equally as groundbreaking, a glatt-kosher deli. Shalom Pita -- opened in May 2010 in Ventnor, N.J., as a kosher falafel and pizza place -- took a new turn after Tisha B'Av this year, when it went from dairy to meat. While falafel...
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Ethel Hofman
THE JEWISH KITCHEN When I read in a recent copy of the Forward about "Pickle-ness" being prevalent again on Manhattan's Lower East Side, I was intrigued. I thought that the immigrant cuisine in an area that had been home to millions of Jewish and other immigrants had totally disappeared. Not so. A new food-tasting tour organized by the Lower East...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
On a recent trip to Turkey, I discovered mezze -- beautifully seasoned appetizers similar to Italian antipasto. Every lunch and dinner began with a selection of these piquant dishes. To live in Turkey means to be immersed in mezze culture. The experience reminded me of Spanish tapas. They drink Raki, an anise-flavored spirit as fierce as lions, as an accompaniment...
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