Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775

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Cantor David Tilman, JE Feature
In December 2005, more than 130 Philadelphians journeyed to Israel on a pilgrimage sponsored by the Bux-Mont Federation. During that time, after the conclusion of Shabbat, the participants, their rabbis and Roberta Matz, director of the Bux-Mont Region of Greater Philadelphia, attended a performance by Robbie Gringras, a 40-year-old native of Manchester, England, who made aliyah in 1996. Drawing on...
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William Lashner had always dreamed of a life in which he didn't have to go to an office every day, and could simply spend his time writing and telling stories. Now, after making a few proverbial leaps of faith, the 48-year-old Abington native and father of three is living that life; he's published six novels, including the forthcoming Marked Man,...
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The story behind the stories of a famed filmmaker
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Conversations With John Schlesinger is full of surprises. The first of them is that the work has appeared as a paperback without a bit of fanfare accompanying it, as if the publisher, Random House, had second thoughts. The work is by Ian Buruma, who's no slouch among contemporary scribblers, having produced such estimable works as The Wages of Guilt and...
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Fire up the grill — and the salads!
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
On May 2, Israel honored her war heroes in a day of remembrance called Yom Hazikaron. It is a somber day, beginning with the blares of sirens, when everything comes to a standstill, remembering the nation's fallen. Places of entertainment are closed, and loved ones are mourned in ceremonies in every community. Then, at sunset, the mood swings to joyous...
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Summer family trips are a time-honored tradition. From a cross-country drive to visit the grandparents to a trip to a national park, for many folks, the season just wouldn’t be complete without the annual vacation. As any parent knows, traveling with kids can be wonderful, sharing their excitement as they explore new places or reconnect with distant relatives. But it...
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