Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

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A little chill in the air, a nip at your nose - and some cool stuff in movie theaters! It's that time of year when Hollywood brings out its best and brightest - and "On the Scene" says: Bring it on! Who's to benefit? A lucky "On the Scene" fan who will receive a movie package of tickets and popcorn...
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Who will buy this wonderful mourning? Going back to its enlightening literary source and forsaking the misguided madcap mischief of the bouncy Broadway musical, Roman Polanski's deliciously dark "Oliver Twist" twists and shouts for attention and acclaim even as it surely will alienate those who consider anything but total faithfulness to the Charles Dickens book so much gruel. Balderdash! Oscar-winning...
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Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
On a bright, beautiful Sunday evening in September, the plane bringing Israeli superstar Sarit Hadad to Philadelphia from her most recent appearance in Canada was inexplicably delayed. Sharona Durry, a key organizer of PhillyIsraelim, which sponsored the event, was nervous. "This is our biggest program ever," she fretted, concerned that the capacity crowd waiting impatiently at Center City's Trocadero Theater...
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Amy Grants "Three Wishes"; Andrew Glassman makes them happen. The new NBC prime-time series, debuting Friday, Sept. 23, is a magic lamp of a mitzvah, with Grammy Award-winning singer/host Grant touring the country to offer those in need of luck a rub of rachmanes. The series is at once heart-rending, heartbreaking - and a hearty piece of Americana. Indeed, if...
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
L’chaim! Shelley Spector’s art celebrates life even as she delves into themes of loss and remembrance in her first-ever site-specific installation, currently at the Painted Bride Gallery, in Center City. She invites visitors to become more than viewers and to participate in her art, and in the accrued memory of her own experiences, and theirs, remembering who, and what, once...
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National Museum of American Jewish History
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Germantown Jewish Centre
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