Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775

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Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
When Brian Lowdermilk was in 11th grade, he wrote a melody for "Oseh Shalom" that has become the standard for Temple Sholom in Broomall, where the budding composer was raised. Ten years later, that melody will be part of a larger work, to be presented by the still-young Lowdermilk, who will return home with a fuller setting of the Shabbat-evening...
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Paul Soles is feted for role as an embittered Holocaust survivor who, indeed, will never forget
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When 72-year-old Saul Sampson goes to bat for his heritage, it is more as Holocaust survivor than Louisville Slugger. His power is juiced by Judaism, steroids replaced by stings of memory that have him continuously circling the bases in his mind in a mad dash to outrun the goose-stepping Nazis who managed his diurnal lineup and litany of loss and...
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Yippie, oy vey? The Yiddish yelp and war cry of a Jewish John McClane? Or the peace plea of the Jewish dissidents of the Chicago 7/8? Life may seem safer with McClane as your die-hard buddy and battery mate, but it's the "Hair" today, gone tomorrow activists of an atavistic time that put America on trial who take up screen...
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Rikki Reyna, JE Feature
Wandering through the souks of the Marrakesh medina, Josh Asen was surprised to hear the hip-hop sounds of Puff Daddy and Eminem over the strains of traditional religious music. In Morocco on a 2004 Fulbright fellowship to research hip-hop, Asen, then 24, impulsively abandoned the idea of writing a paper -- too dry-- and decided to make a film instead...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Lisa Lutz is quick to admit that in the days before she became a best-selling author, life was a struggle. As she told a local audience last week, she was relegated for years to borrowing money from relatives and friends, and had to work jobs that didn't suit her talents or her temperament while trying desperately to make her mark...
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