Saturday, September 5, 2015 Elul 21, 5775

Keep that belt loosened for a Shabbat of thanks
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
I love the night after Thanksgiving. It's the perfect time to host a late fall Shabbat dinner for friends and relatives who spent the holiday with other people. Making the most of this opportunity, my niece's in-laws routinely celebrate Thanksgiving a day late, because they know all four of their married children will be able to join them the next...
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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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Her granddaughter gently guiding her by the elbow, 89-year-old Ruth Sarner-Libros walked slowly through the fourth floor of the National Museum of American Jewish History, drinking in every display. This, Sarner-Libros said with a broad smile, was beyond anything she'd imagined when she hosted the museum's first board meeting back in 1974. It took two years to open the modest...
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Mentalist Marc Salem may just have your number
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If a mind is a terrible thing to waste, consider Marc Salem the maven of mental waste management. The mentalist with the mostest is setting his mind to his latest task: Wowing, amazing and mystifying those gathered before him for the AMIT Philadelphia Council/Shira Chapter meeting the evening of Nov. 20 at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn...
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Give a holler, and Ami Yares will come runnin'. Well, at least as long as it takes him to fly over from Israel. But he knows the route: The HOLLER! band co-founder hails from South Jersey, but he has traveled far and wide from his adopted home in Jaffa. Last stop: World Cafe Live, in which his American-influenced Holler held...
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