Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

Robert Halpern is so at home in the kitchen that he's literally made it his home; he lives above the restaurant reopened in September under his ownership. Marigold Kitchen, he says, has done well in the past three months, as both a destination spot and a neighborhood draw. The 33-year-old Jewish chef, who grew up in Villanova but spent years...
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"Of the making of books, there is no end." If this was the attitude held about printed matter by the Bible writers all those centuries ago, what would they have to say about the seemingly endless flow of books that have been devoted to a single subject like Anne Frank since her cruel and senseless death at the hands of...
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Eddie Bruce is still "dancin' on air" -- decades after serving as host of the popular Philly-based TV stomp of a treat, he's got good reason to step to the front of the line dance that he once touted. And that's because these days, he also has a song in his heart. That that song is "High Hopes" -- so...
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"Did he have to be ... Jewish?" Yes ... and no, comes my response to a question posed about the charming rogue who provides quite "An Education" for the virginal victim he chooses to sully in the film, now playing the Ritz at the Bourse, and playing to the hearts of Golden Globe voters, as well as last season's Sundance...
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The great architect was a font of ideas, but he rarely got the chance to fulfill them in Philly
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A lovely confluence of elements occurred recently in the world of architecture, and both of them, in a sense, have benefited Philadelphia. First, Susan G. Solomon published her important and insightful book Louis I. Kahn's Jewish Architecture: Mikveh Israel and the Midcentury American Synagogue , out from Brandeis University Press. Then, Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, one of the...
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