Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
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French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi once had an idea for a large sculpture to grace the entrance to the Suez Canal. His intent was to have a statue of an Egyptian peasant woman, her face covered with a veil, holding up a lit torch, with broken chains resting at her feet. It was to be called "Egypt Bringing Light to...
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Philadelphia Weekly's most recent cover -- the issue of Nov. 14-20 -- has stirred up some debate over what's cute versus what's in poor taste. The full-color front page -- tagged to the paper's annual gift guide -- depicts a tan-and-white hamster with one of its front paws resting on a dreidel. The hamster sports a blue yarmulke and blond...
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Yael Dayan, daughter of the late Israeli soldier and statesman Moshe Dayan, told a small local gathering last week that the Jewish state has no alternative but to negotiate with Palestinian leaders -- and that she can't imagine any outcome much worse than the current status quo. Dayan added that high expectations are needed if the upcoming talks at Annapolis...
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Beth Sholom Goldman Preschool children in Elkins Park got a visit from a special friend this week as they celebrated the coming of Thanksgiving. "Tom Turkey" from Quiver Farms came to teach kids ages 1 to 6 all about the holiday. Children had a hands-on lesson about the Pilgrims, Native Americans and the very first Thanksgiving feast. They had the...
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Noah's Ark, made out of wood by Lawrence Freifeld and artist Julie Ratmansky from the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim in Northeast Philadelphia, is apparently sailing well in these waters. The 6-foot-high work of art and joint tzedakah project was designed as an educational project for the religious school. It recently traveled to the Sholom Arbor House, as seen here, and...
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