Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Elul 18, 5775

Marvin Hamlisch can do just about anything, earning a 'Chorus' of acclaim in the process
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A singular sensation? How about an octave of 'em! The Jewish genius that is haimish Marvin Hamlisch started at Juilliard, when at age 6, he became its youngest student to snap a piano to attention at the mere tickling of its ivories. Tickle me, Marvin: Audiences have been ever since, as the 66-year-old and his 88-key musical companion have 86ed...
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What could be more of a crowd-pleaser than a hearty bowl of soup? Add some slices of bread and a nifty little salad, and you've got a meal that family and friends will rave about. And what better dish could there be than soup when you're thinking about a meal for one? Add that bread ... well, you get the...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
The word "downsize" took on a special meaning to me when we recently moved to a smaller house. I had to get rid of "stuff," and one of the first things to go was a good deal of my massive cookbook collection. After this painful process, I promised myself to get off my cookbook addiction. It's said that "addiction starts...
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Is crypto-Judaism alive and well? These people say undoubtedly
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I had read any number of books about the long, tragic history of the Marranos, the secret Jews who were forced by the Inquisition, in Spain and elsewhere, to practice their religion in hiding. But when I learned in the mid-1990s, mostly through books like The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot and The Marrano Legacy by author Trudy Alexi, about...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Every year or so, the community welcomes the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to the Kimmel Center -- an event that is both about serious music-making and an identification with cultural expression from Israel. Late last month, the IPO presented a thrilling concert led by conducting sensation Gustavo Dudamel. Serious musical aficionados were eager to see and hear the Philadelphia debut of...
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