Thursday, March 26, 2015 Nisan 6, 5775

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About four or five years ago, when lots of attention was being paid to the "emerging" genre of the graphic novel -- and especially, to several up-and-coming Jewish practitioners of the form -- I decided to have a look at French artist Joann Sfar's The Rabbi's Cat , which was being highly touted. But I came away underwhelmed. Rather grand...
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Sort of -- as Max Brenner from Israel adds a sweet touch to Center City
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Hummus is arguably Israel's best-known culinary export, but a sweeter rival has recently landed in Philadelphia. Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man -- a haven for chocolate lovers -- has come to Center City, making Philadelphia the most recent U.S. site in this chocolate empire's road to expansion. The company got its start outside Tel Aviv in 1996, but...
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David Block has a hurt locker crammed with memories that he wants to share for Memorial Day. With low funds but high-octane energy, he has been pushing and promoting "Abandoned Heroes," his daring documentary of veterans facing more difficult wars at home than they did on battlefields, as disrespect and misunderstandings sometimes sear hearts harder than shrapnel. To that end,...
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Composer Charles Strouse Gershman Y's wise choice for honor
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Forget Doppler1000, forget AccuWeather. Hibernate this, Puxatawney Phil: Charles Strouse is the most successful weather forecaster of all time. After all, the man who wrote "Grey skies are going to clear up," and "The sun will come out tomorrow" has been right 100 percent of the time. Take that, Weather Channel, and stick it where the sun ... well, where...
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Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
When getting ready to shower your mother with love, admiration and tokens of your affection, you may want to take a leaf out of my family's book -- and actually ask your mom what she wants. As my children are now older than 21, it stands to reason that I won't be getting a popsicle-stick jewelry box or a card...
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Arts and Culture Events

Thu. Mar 26
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
1:00 PM-10:00 PM
Fri. Mar 27
Germantown Jewish Centre
6:00 PM
Sat. Mar 28
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
5:00 PM

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