Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775
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Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, JE Feature
Move over, Nutcracker; make way, Tiny Tim: there is a new theatrical tradition in town this year just in time for the holidays, and this one features hot latkes, chocolate gelt, live klezmer music and Chanukah candle lighting. Gas and Electric Arts, a Philadelphia-based theater company founded by Lower Merion native Lisa Jo Epstein and partner David Brown in 2005,...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Amy Orlov remembers sitting in music class back in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., singing Christmas carols and humming the words to certain parts -- the ones that made her uncomfortable. "But I don't think they do that anymore, and the decorations, they're more winter-ish," she says. Orlov, 45, notes that she was probably the only Jewish child in her elementary school, but...
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It's one thing to argue against the existence of God, but to insult Judah Maccabee, perhaps the greatest warrior in Jewish history -- well, that's just a shandah.
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Rabbi Elisa Goldberg, JE Feature
As the days shorten and the nights grow long, we seek out sources of light and warmth to sustain us.
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And cheese, too, since it played a significant part in the lore of Chanukah
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Sybil Kaplan, JTA
Latkes and sufganiyot, the jelly-filled doughnuts especially popular in Israel, are well-known Chanukah fare made with oil to signify the holiday tale.
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