Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

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Though she lived well into the 20th century -- till 1923, in fact -- legendary French actress Sarah Bernhardt is these days a creature of the distant past, resting in a comfortable cocoon of myth. Part of her legend stems from the fact that many believe Marcel Proust and Henry James, two of the world's supreme novelists, based important characters...
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Soviet émigré Sasha Farber's floor-burnin' gig lights up Philly
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Yellow waxy buildup never had a chance against the dripping, streaking sensuality of the dancers who torch the tiles of "Burn the Floor." Or is it all a linoleum litmus test? Doesn't matter; when you're hot, you're hot -- and the dancers who sizzle smoke from mopping the floor with their Fahrenheit 500 don't so much answer "So You Think...
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Temple University Press has struck up a lovely relationship with our city -- and certain of its institutions -- that has led to the creation of several spiffy books for children (though older readers who are still young at heart can also join in and benefit). The prototype for what's now shaping up to be a series of sorts was...
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On the way is a cornucopia of new kosher products
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
"Kosher is suddenly better." That's the word from American consumers. And that's not just in the Jewish communities. More than 3.5 million Muslims and those representing other religions eat kosher. Others associate health and safety with kosher food. To satisfy the demand and to find out what's new in the kosher food world, 6,000 buyers recently converged on Kosherfest, the...
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American Jewish history never had it so good. As the new National Museum of American Jewish History prepares its gala grand-opening weekend from Nov. 12-14 -- and its official public premiere on Nov. 26 -- it is readily apparent that this state-of-the-art structure is no mere museum piece. Evidence abounds in statuary form: The museum is anchored by two sculptures,...
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Arts and Culture Events

Fri. Dec 19
Festival of Lights
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
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Adath Israel
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