Friday, December 9, 2016 Kislev 9, 5777

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Back in the 1980s and '90s, when Rabbi Lance Sussman was researching the life of 19th-century Jewish leader Isaac Leeser, he would shuttle back and forth between institutes in Cincinnati and Philadelphia, the repositories where the bulk of Leeser's papers were stored. The rabbi kept his notes on thousands of index cards and stored his work on numerous floppy disks...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
For almost his entire career, tenor Alberto Mizrahi has been referred to as "The Jewish Pavarotti" because of the similarity of his vocal production to that of the recently deceased tenor. Other commonalities include his abundant charm and robust physique. The acclaimed cantor, who more than 25 years ago was a finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti Opera Competition at the...
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The trick -- getting tickets to the much-anticipated Broadway musical "Young Frankenstein." The treat: "On the Scene" has got 'em. For when? The matinee of Oct. 31, where else? And who better to receive them than the winner of this latest "On the Scene," Broadway division, contest? Ever since Mel Brooks brought "The Producers" to Broadway, which earned a dozen...
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Audiences laughing must mean that she's in the building
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"Wake up, little Susie, wake up. Wake up, little Susie, wake up ... " "Ah, go *#&% yourself, you piece of &*@^!" That's some wake-up call even the Everly Brothers would never expect. Rude awakening? No, a dream job for Susie Essman, whose "Curb Your Enthusiasm" character Susie Greene takes her trash talk to the cable curb every Sunday night...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
The event was bad enough. Besides me, there were three guys and a 40-year-old woman, who, to put it politely, was "not all there." While the hot dogs and veggie burgers were cooking on the grill, this guy showed up. I'll call him "Milt." His head of receding gray hair gave away his age from half a field away. He...
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Arts and Culture Events

Fri. Dec 9
Main Line Reform Temple
9:00 PM
Sun. Dec 11
Craft & Gift 2016
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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