Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Talk about feast or famine: After a few months with only one or two notable shows, two fiercely inventive singer-songwriters played Philadelphia on the very same night. The enigmatic and nomadic Kristin Hersh brought her mighty Throwing Muses to World Café Live on March 10. It's been six years since the band's last release and nearly as long since their...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
For artists looking for inspiration, Purim is a welcome holiday on the Jewish calendar. It involves a Jewish "queen," Esther; her gallant uncle, Mordechai; an evil force, Haman; and a king, Ahashuerus. All this is the stuff that fairy tales -- in this case, Jewish fairy tales -- are made of. Local artist Karen Shain Schloss incorporates the story of...
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Lesser-known author packs a punch in short form
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Reputation in the arts is fickle, filled with mystery. Why is it that some writers have reputations beyond their capacities, and keep them despite the less than commendable works they publish? On the other hand, why is it that certain good writers, who entertain and enlighten audiences throughout long careers, lose their reputations the minute they die and are then...
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Petit Fours will make your holiday gifts extra festive
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Purim, the most jubilant holiday in the Jewish calendar, is a celebration of the defeat of Haman and his heinous plan to exterminate the Jews. It's a holiday where in synagogues all over the world, there's dressing up, drinking and dancing till you're dizzy -- this is a holiday where it's permitted to get drunk. Shalach manot baskets sent to...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
I dare you to visit any American coffee shop, diner, cafeteria or upscale restaurant in the a.m. and not find a bagel of sorts on the menu. For most Americans, these crusty, savory, doughnut-shaped rolls accompanied by rich cream cheese are the symbol of the first meal of the day -- and are also interpreted as a Jewish breakfast. As...
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Arts and Culture Events

Thu. Dec 25
Temple Sholom in Broomall
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Sun. Jan 4
Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir ~ Heart of the City
10:45 AM

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