Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

On Stage
Who knew you could form a band while dropping the trombone segment of "slide trombone" and just keeping the slides? Welcome to the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, where a picture is worth more than a thousand words - it's worth two hours of the most unusual concert this side of recording a family Passover seder. And who could pass up...
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Movie Mania
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Steven Spielberg is as secretive about "Munich" as if he were a Mossad agent. He isn't, of course. But what he is is the world's most famous producer/director whose movie of "Munich," due to open nationally Dec. 23, has already topped many an Oscar contender list - before any critics had even seen it. Such is the E.T. - extra-talented...
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Is Another's Just Desserts
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Say Chanukah, think latkes. Maybe "latkes" evokes memories of bubbe grating potatoes and the enticing aroma of golden potato fritters sizzling in the skillet. But in recent times, we've introduced dozens of "designer" latkes. Some may be laced with diced fruits or vegetables, spiked with brandy or perhaps topped with herbed goat cheese. No time to cook up a new...
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The Grapes of Roth
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As those with any interest in the book world know by now, Philip Roth has become only the third living American writer to be chosen by the Library of America to have his complete works published in uniform editions. The two authors before him - Saul Bellow and Eudora Welty - have passed on since their anointments. That leaves Roth,...
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Chanukah is the only one of the major Jewish holidays not recounted in the Bible, and much of its symbolism is open to interpretation. Was Chanukah, as some say, originally a recognition of the solstice? Did it become a family-based holiday and de-emphasize its military connotation because Jews living under the Romans realized the imprudence of celebrating victory over a...
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Arts and Culture Events

Wed. Aug 20
Chester County Neighborhood
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Fri. Aug 22
Germantown Jewish Centre
6:00 PM
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Chester County Neighborhood
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