Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Nisan 12, 5775

Lag B'Omer and Mother's Day come back to back -- and it's all about the food
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Etehl Hofman, JE Feature
Lag B'Omer, this year takes place on Tuesday, May 12, on the 33rd day after the second day of Passover in the midst of the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot. ("Lag" is the Hebrew numerical equivalent of 33). For me and my husband, Lag B'Omer is a doubly special celebration. A few decades ago, we were married on Lag...
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Life after death -- the death of a spouse, that is
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Confessional writing has been a fixture of the literary scene for so long now that we may forget how fraught with dangers the form can be, at least in its modern incarnation. A writer, even when striving to be unstintingly honest, can tip easily into bathos, or be so committed to "telling all" that he or she can begin revealing...
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
Like most couples who celebrate the milestone of a golden wedding anniversary, Bob and Molly Freedman have spent their lives accumulating children, grandchildren, dear friends and fond memories. Unlike most others, they also spent the years collecting Jewish music, a collection which, since 1997, has been known as the Robert and Molly Freedman Jewish Sound Archive at the University of...
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Flying the coop? Their souls soared creating it. "It" was the Alberton Cooperative Apartments -- better known as "The Coops" -- a Bronx-built bastion of forward-thinking complexes that never looked back on its way to a social -- and Socialist -- utopia. Moscow on the brink at the Bronx? Filmmaker Michal Goldman feels at home focusing on the Depression-era haven...
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'Hair' today ... and a columnist's nonpharmacological trip down memory lane
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You ask me why I'm just a hairy guy. Go ahead. Ask me. Oh, that picture -- an old photo from my college days in the 1960s, when I had long beautiful hair: shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen. Now it's more "Grey Gardens" than straight, curly, fuzzy, snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty, oily, greasy, fleecy, knotted, polka-dotted, twisted, beaded, braided powdered,...
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Arts and Culture Events

Wed. Apr 1
National Museum of American Jewish History
10:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri. Apr 3
Chabad of Penn Wynne
8:00 PM-10:30 PM
Wed. Apr 8
Germantown Jewish Centre
10:00 AM

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