Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

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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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Another season, another show … and another great "On the Scene" contest! To help People's Light & Theater celebrate its 31st year, "On the Scene" is offering one lucky contest winner a season pass for two to the Chester County landmark's Mainstage productions. That's right - all of its Mainstage shows. And it begins right now with a revival of...
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The silence in German homes poisoned the atmosphere, within and without
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Earlier this year, the Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld published a memoir, titled The Story of a Life, about his childhood spent on the run from the Nazis, and I praised it as an extraordinary document. Only in the last section of the work, where Appelfeld described his adjustment to living in Israel, did the intensity lessen; for the rest of...
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Zell Schulman, JE Feature
With fall officially here, Jews throughout the world have begun to prepare for the 10-day period of prayer, joy, self-examination, fasting and repentance. This time is known as Yomim Noraim - "the Days of Awe" -or the High Holy Days known to us as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. On Rosh Hashanah nearly 2,500 years ago, the prophet Nehemiah proclaimed,...
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So versatile, so downright delicious, these fungi add to everything
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Daniel Stern, JE Feature
What makes something lasting? Or a masterpiece? Or an heirloom? Part of the value is probably sentimental, but most of the value comes from a quality that is able to withstand the test of time; to provide beauty or enjoyment regardless of the era in which it is being viewed or listened to; or, in this case, eaten. Some things...
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Arts and Culture Events

Sun. Jan 4
Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir ~ Heart of the City
10:45 AM
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Germantown Jewish Centre
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