Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

A new program aims to get some city information out to the visiting public
Luke Yoder lay across his mother's lap, fighting exhaustion after a 90-degree day touring Philadelphia, his attention span all but nonexistent. It seemed that nothing could rouse the 5-year-old, especially not another story about a historical event or integral character in the nation's birth. But, lo and behold, while sitting in the lobby of the National Museum of American Jewish...
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Corn stalks stretched skyward, conspiring with a slight hill to obscure an already elusive homestead deep in Amish country. Then, almost as if by magic, the scene revealed itself, resembling nothing so much as a postcard: a barn, an elaborate birdhouse just off to the side of the driveway, a black cast-iron bell set atop a white house, a pond...
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In a blur of purples and blues, whites and greens, Sam Jacobson, 10, painted his interpretation of the Red Sea crashing in around Pharaoh's army. With a much lighter palette - shades of lavender and light blue - and in more random streaks, Sarah Demarest, 9, depicted the same scene. In a very hands-on kind of way, the two budding...
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Back in January, the "Science Times" section of The New York Times ran an article proclaiming 2005 to be "Einstein's year." The writer, Dennis Overbye, began the piece with a quote from one of the great scientist's letters. "What are you up to, you frozen whale, you smoked, dried, canned piece of soul?" Thus did Albert Einstein, just 26 years...
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Stand-Up Guy Scores a Comedic Trifecta
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This story is being brought to you in Todd-AO widescreen vision. And why not? It is, after all, Todd Glass’ A-OK farsighted vision that has made the Valley Forge native son the supercomic of the cutting edge. Last comic schticking? On the edge of 40, the comic and his offbeat always-on sense of humor have found a home up on...
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