Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774

Mentalist Uri Geller -- controversial, convivial -- has a feel for the 'Phenomenon'
Oh, those seder-table manners at the Geller manse must have raised more than four questions. It wasn't the bent elbows on the table, but those bent spoons ... No problem for Uri Geller since managing big matzah balls has been a lifelong oblong objective for the mentalist with a mind of his own. This Tel Aviv native son tellingly has...
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E.T. -- Egad, a Terrorist -- call home! And just pray he doesn't use a cell phone. Such is the explosive life -- and fight -- of Raja, the radiant, if radioactive, exchange student from Pakistan who's exchanged a reserved life in the Middle East for a riotous existence in Middle America in "Aliens in America," the new CW Monday-night...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Chen Reiss, Israeli-born and educated lyric soprano, made a stunning and almost "electric" impression in her debut performance with the Philadelphia Opera Company in Verdi's masterpiece, "Rigoletto." Playing the role of Gilda, daughter to the hunchback court jester Rigoletto, Reiss brought her cool and clear soprano to the stage of the Academy of Music for several performances, possibly the best...
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Traveling exhibit depicts Pope John Paul II's ties to the Jewish people
Twenty-one years ago, two religious leaders of different faiths met, and history was made. On April 13, 1986, Pope John Paul II was welcomed to Rome's central synagogue by Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome. It was the first time a pope had ever visited a synagogue. In a new exhibit, now on display at the Kimmel Center for...
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Eva Hesse, who died tragically young nearly 40 years ago, was one of the most fascinating and accomplished artists among those gathered under the rubric of postminimalism (though, in reality, no specific art terms can capture the nature of her work, which has been immensely influential since her death in 1970). Her personal story alone has a fascination matched only...
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