Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

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It's always an adventure to open a book dealing with someone of supreme talent about whom you know little or -- better still -- nothing at all. Each time you do so, it makes you acutely aware of how many noteworthy writers and artists have fallen through the cracks during every period of history. And when you consider women artists...
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Life is just lovely on Djerba
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The island of Djerba is an enchanting destination. Even in the 21st century, the low-lying sandy island, located off the southeast coast of Tunisia, is a place where tradition and mythology still survive. According to Homer in The Odyssey , Djerba was the "Land of the Lotus Eaters." He wrote that after landing, Odysseus and his crew were given "flowering...
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As the warm weather becomes routine, people begin to dust off their outdoor grills to prepare their favorite foods. But grilling today goes way beyond hamburgers and hot dogs. Increasingly health-conscious backyard chefs are firing up some of the latest seasonal foods from New Jersey farms to create tasty, good-for-you dishes on the grill. In fact, nutrition experts often recommend...
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There were a number of reasons why I purchased In Balanchine's Company -- mostly because I enjoy reading memoirs written by dancers of all stripes, especially those who were pioneers in famous companies and appeared in the premieres of classic ballets. But the true selling point in this case was that the book, a memoir by Barbara Milberg Fisher, published...
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Actor steps into this summer's major blockbuster
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Who can fault Josh Feinman if he faces summer with a song spinning on the edge of his lips because it "Makes Me Feel Like Dancing"? With screen credits set to rock 'n' roll this summer, who can blame him for catching "Saturday Night Freilach"? Not that he hasn't had that song on his lips and in his heart before...
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Arts and Culture Events

Fri. Dec 19
Festival of Lights
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Fri. Dec 19
Germantown Jewish Centre
6:00 PM
Sat. Dec 20
Adath Israel
4:00 PM

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