Friday, March 27, 2015 Nisan 7, 5775

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In Kate Simon's classic work, Bronx Primitive , in which she sketches masterful "portraits" from her New York immigrant childhood, she explains in the chapter titled "Forebears" that her parents were skeptics, and as such met all the bubbe meises (grandmother's tales) about the beautiful life in the shtetl with a raised eyebrow, even two. In typical fashion, Simon writes...
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Ethel Hofman
Lag B'Omer represents a joyful break between Passover and Shavuot. It takes place on the 33rd day after the second day of Passover, in the midst of the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot. (Lag is the Hebrew numerical equivalent of 33). In Israel, families celebrate by hiking in the hills or picnicking in one of the parks. For others,...
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I've already reviewed a half-dozen books published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Israel's founding, but this oral history by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober -- titled Israel at 60 and published by John Wiley & Sons -- has become an instant favorite. It's not just the number of different people the authors spoke to that makes this...
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Andrew Schloss
A child's hunger is fleeting. Challenge it with a spinach-speckled casserole and it will vanish, but greet it with chip night and it just might explode in excitement. It is a cruel irony of my profession that when my three children were small, the less I cooked the better they liked it. They rejected without tasting anything sauced or leafy,...
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Seven years ago, photographer Neil Folberg published his ravishingly beautiful book of photographs called Celestial Nights: Visions of an Ancient Land that seemed, singlehandedly, to redefine the entire terrain of Israel. Now Abbeville Press, one of America's premier art-book publishers, has reissued the volume to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Jewish state's founding. This new version is in a...
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Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
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Israeli Film Festival of Greater Philadelphia
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