Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Theodore Bikel -- 83-year-old singer, actor and Jewish activist -- has been a major part of the world Jewish cultural scene since his Carnegie Hall debut back in 1956. Born in Vienna and raised in Israel, he was a member of the Israeli Habima Theater. At the age of 22, he entered London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and arrived...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
At first glance, Jonathan Rosen's latest book, The Life of the Skies , subtitled Birding at the End of Nature , seems to be about, well, birds. But The Life of the Skies is about more than that. While exploring history, religion and culture, as found in literature spanning thousands of years, Rosen shows his readers -- and, in fact,...
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One of my all-time favorite books is Lost New York , a compilation of photos, sketches and text that explain all the architectural wonders that we Americans somehow allowed people to destroy throughout the recent history of Manhattan. The long-lamented original Pennsylvania Station at 33rd Street -- one of the greatest creations of the fabled McKim, Mead and White firm...
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... in all its healthy and versatile alterations
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Louis Fiszer, JE Feature
It may look like celery, taste like licorice and sound like "Pinocchio," but the best thing about fennel is that it's not like anything else. Just one whiff will verify this. Because I have a passion for finocchio as the Italians call it, I use it frequently, especially in winter months when the vegetable pickings are slim at best. You...
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Off a Broadway run, he's off-and-running back on TV
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He's got game. And now Bob Saget's got Broadway under his belt. Give that man a chair -- no, table that notion; he's already had one. Indeed, Elkins Park's pride and joie de vivre received great reviews for his recent role as "Man in Chair" during the closing end of "The Drowsy Chaperone" on Broadway. In a way, that was...
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