Monday, December 5, 2016 Kislev 5, 5777

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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
Ask David Eisner about the intersection between Jewish teachings and the U.S. Constitution, and he will speak passionately about themes of justice in the Torah, the Mishnah and the Gemara. About the separation of church and state. About the government's responsibilities to its most vulnerable. He'll relate a Midrash starring Hillel and Shamai, and their conflicting approaches to interpreting God's...
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Hugh Panaro's pointed portrayal earns acclaim, new insights at Walnut
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That was the decision -- sensitive, without a sniff of a second thought -- that has helped make Fagin of Oliver Twist fame not such a fearful figure raising the ante of anti-Semitism in the new production of "Oliver!" -- the book-based musical now at the Walnut Street Theatre. "When I was offered the role, I sat down with [director]...
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Best of all, you don't even have to leave the house!
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Keri Fisher, JE Feature
<p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">This time of year is always hectic -- from Chanukah shopping to holiday parties, it feels like we spend the entire month of December running from place to place. So why not take a break this weekend, spend the morning in your pajamas and enjoy a delicious brunch with your family? </span></p> <p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">This brunch begins, as any good...
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On the cover of Geniuses of the American Musical Theatre: The Composers and Lyricists , six individuals are pictured, and not surprisingly, only one of them -- Cole Porter (again not surprisingly) -- is a non-Jew. Take into consideration that the author, Herbert Keyser, is Jewish and this becomes an all haimische endeavor. (The publisher is Applause, behind which stands...
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Sizzling latkes, jelly-filled doughnuts, beignets, fritters, crullers -- the tantalizing frying fragrance of Chanukah is in the air! Almost everyone knows the story of the High Priest finding a small cruet of olive oil to light the Temple menorah -- that tiny jug that wound up lasting for eight days. To commemorate the miracles of "the few over the many,"...
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