Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
Howard Reed owns a small piece of American-Jewish history. Family lore has it that his maternal grandmother, Rebecca Steiner, was the first woman to graduate from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy -- itself the first such institution in North America -- circa 1900. Now Reed, a retired postal clerk, is writing his own chapter in his people's history as the National...
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Jazz, born out of the diversity and rhythm of American life, is jumping to the beat of Israel's mix of cool Mediterranean nights, the hustle and bustle of busy Tel Aviv cafes, and the multicultural rhythms of a nation where West and East meet -- in Philadelphia. From Nov. 16-19, Chris's Jazz Cafe, in partnership with the consulate general of...
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Is there a biblical back lot to Israel's burgeoning movie industry? That's the contention of sorts of the "Other Israel Film Festival" www.OtherIsrael.org , the third annual output of Israeli movies focusing on that nation's 20 percent population made up of Muslims, Christians, Bedouins and Druze. A movieland minority report? Yes, and people are coming into the tent -- 6,000...
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Carlebach, the daughter, will bring her inspired sound to the area
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach began singing in the 1950s, and throughout the latter decades of the 20th century, achieved renown as a performer and as the composer of countless melodies that have entered the popular vernacular. His "Am Yisrael Chai" was an anthem that galvanized the movement to free Soviet Jewry; "Od Yishama" and "Ki Va Moed" have become staples at...
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Better yet, if you knew what she would say, give a listen
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Is Susie Green ... cursed? She's got a successful -- if philandering, frumpy -- husband; a gorgeous Hollywood Hills home -- maybe a bit too close to the noxious next door neighbor; and a sense of fashion that a lion would envy if he ever ran out of bold stripes. How could she be cursed? "Not cursed, you m#$**&!!$ idiot;...
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