Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

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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Dr. Marsha B. Edelman, JE Feature
The Philadelphia Orchestra has traveled the world, but this month, it is engaging in a unique set of intercultural journeys. Not coincidentally, that is the name of a nonprofit organization that's the brainchild of Ohad ("Udi") Bar-David, an Israeli-born cellist who joined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1987. His organization is designed to "promote understanding among people of diverse cultures," and...
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By:
Ryan Teitman
"It's addictive to work with glass. You forget about your body. You forget about yourself." So says Rachel Shoham, who, every day when she re-enters her studio, remains anxious to check the kiln. Since she leaves things to fire overnight, she never quite knows what she'll find inside: a fortunate surprise or an unexpected setback. That very anticipation is one...
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