Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775

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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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Israel's Leeshai Lemish hosts a Chinese event at the Academy; will Kobe Bryant show up?
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Is celebrating the New Year old (party) hat for Leeshai Lemish? Chinese New Year? Firecracker fun, acknowledges Lemish. A special rush in honoring Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur? Absolutely! But don't put away the dragon drama or ram's horn just yet; now it's time for the American version. Just who knew Lemish's auld lang signs would be printed in Chinese, Hebrew and...
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Rock 'n' roll? Rock 'n' pastry! "Always!" chuckles Duff Goldman, the "Ace of Cakes" who deals off the top deck of carts with swaggering and sassy confections, which infuse his chef rock status, and as a bass player in the band "soihad to." Did he? Indeed. "I love rock music," he says. And pieces of cake? Piece of cake! If...
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Reduced to its bare outline, the "Dreyfus Affair," which rocked French society for close to a decade, seems simple. The year was 1894, and officers in the French army suspected there was a spy in their midst, someone in the highest ranks, who was selling secrets to Germany. They checked a list of officers with access to the information passed,...
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