Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

An old local talent who's back in the news
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Thomas Eakins, the greatest painter this city ever produced -- and one of many homegrown artists that the city also saw fit to abuse -- has been very much in the news lately. First, there was the effort by Thomas Jefferson University to sell one of his greatest paintings, The Gross Clinic , to a Midwestern museum. Alarmed citizens, led...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
The press conference led by Peter B. Lane, president and CEO of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts for the past decade, has become an annual "Rite of Spring" for a large group of print and electronic journalists who come together to hear about the new summer schedule. This year's gathering was filled with show-business elements -- the full...
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Dairy delights for all!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
As with Passover and Sukkot, Shavuot is rooted in the agricultural seasons. Originally, it was the beginnings of the wheat harvest. Before the fall of the Temple, thousands of Jews traveled from the countryside to Jerusalem with thanksgiving offerings. The High Priest (representing the Jewish people) placed twin loaves baked from the newly harvested wheat on the alter. Families arrived...
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Louis Marmon, JE Feature
The Talmud states there is no happiness without wine. As the only drink with its own blessing -- thanking the "Creator of the fruit of the vine" -- wine is integral to Shabbat and other Jewish holidays. Even the cup to hold the wine is special, often ornately decorated and of a specific volume to ensure that enough is consumed...
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Attempts to reopen the Best Value Kosher Meats supermarket, which closed up shop in January after operating for 20 years on Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, have ground to a halt. According to the property's Brooklyn-based landlord, Goldmont Realty Corp., several perspective entrepreneurs expressed an interest in running the store, but all of those deals fell through. "There is no...
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