Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775

A Most Successful Synthesis
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Until the modern period, architecture was not a profession much open to Jews. Judaism itself - except perhaps for the Temple periods in Jerusalem - never really made much fuss about buildings per se. Synagogues, in the ghettos and shtetls of Europe, at least through a good part of the 19th century, were not generally grand affairs (western Europe was...
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The "V" is more than "Vendetta": It stands for victory at the box office. And that's familiar turf for its star, whose "Star Wars" history and Oscar nod for "Closer" has her closing in on Hollywood superstardom. Natalie Portman, whose professional career was aced in her early starring role in "The Professional," professes an affinity for her role in the...
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In a show of unity in the face of mounting international Arab extremism, as well as anti-Israel sentiment on America's college campuses, some 800 people turned out for last weekend's sold-out screening of "Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West" at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Welcoming those to the March 26 event - organized by Aish Philadelphia, the...
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Dinner is served - and service to the community is recognized - at the Abrams Hebrew Academy Annual Fund Dinner. Taking part in this cornucopia of comestibles and accomplishments (above, from left): Lisa Litovsky, dinner co-chair; Community Leader honorees Marsha and Marvin Raab; and co-chair Faith Meltzer. Providing a frame of reference - and the frame - for Rabbi Ira...
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How best to describe Idina Menzel's relatively brief appearance in "Ask the Dust" but to call it … bewitching? The Tony Award-winning star of "Wicked" has left her wicked wiles behind, but not the torment of what it means to be an outsider. Outside of Broadway, she's become a hot property, too, in Hollywood, the locus of this "Day of...
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Arts and Culture Events

Thu. Jan 29
National Museum of American Jewish History
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Thu. Jan 29
Jewish Learning Venture
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

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