Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

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The idea of a museum dedicated to retelling the history of Polish Jewry -- a state-of-the-art institution erected on Polish soil -- is moving closer to reality after more than a decade of planning, fundraising and, at times, heated debate over what exactly it should convey. The international team of planners behind the Museum of the History of Polish Jews...
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Levi trumps Darwin, somewhat sadly, of course
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Several months ago, the Royal Institution of Great Britain did an astonishing but wholly appropriate thing: It named Primo Levi's The Periodic Table as the "best science book ever written." The Levi volume, which is made up of 21 sections, each tied to one of the elements of the periodic table, beat out estimable works by James Watson, one of...
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A sweet and savory Purim 'seudah'
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
During the chanting of the Megillah on Purim, the noise level can be deafening. Young and old go crazy; hissing, foot-stamping, whirling groggers and booing when Haman is mentioned -- behavior never permitted in synagogue on any other day of the week. But on this wild and nutty holiday, which takes place on the 14th day of the Hebrew month...
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... but it's just the beginning for Patrick Marber as he closes in on a jaded Jewish agent
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Notes on a scoundrel ... A roguish writer and raconteur, having been Oscar-nominated for his "Notes on a Scandal" screenplay this year, Patrick Marber has, in creating Howard Katz, as catastrophic a self-collapsing cur as seen on stage in recent years. Marber has taken the job of self-inflicted innocent away from Job and given it to a Jewishly jaded agent...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University, long considered a major national school for training artists, is a proper home for the esteemed Eduard Schmieder, who just assumed the position of the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Violin. Schmieder comes to Boyer after occupying academic chairs at numerous universities in Texas and Los Angeles. He is also the...
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