Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
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Aaron Passman
Throughout most of the year, David Forbes of Narberth is a mild-mannered accountant, but come Purim, things start to change. His brain brims with beats and his tongue trips over lyrics as he unleashes his hip-hop Hebrew alter-ego: the Notorious J.E.W., anyone? Or perhaps MC Forbes? Forbes, 32, has participated in the annual Purim schpiels put on by the Collaborative...
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Edmon J. Rodman, JTA
Los Angeles Celebrating Tu B'Shvat this year on an alien moon called Pandora? Why not? As seen in "Avatar," the 3-D, billion-dollar grossing movie, it's definitely a place where trees are revered. In the film, bluish people called Na'vi worship ancient trees. Here on earth, a Jewish people who have a "navi" or two of our own (navi in Hebrew...
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It's what all Haggadahs, old and new, have in common
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Every Passover, publishers unveil a string of the "newest" Haggadot, most of them capitalizing on a current societal trend that seeks to make the ancient book "more relevant" for a contemporary audience -- or, at the very least, more accessible. Over the last half-century or so, there have been Haggadot geared to the traditional family, the interfaith family,...
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Best of all, you don't even have to leave the house!
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Keri Fisher, JE Feature
<p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">This time of year is always hectic -- from Chanukah shopping to holiday parties, it feels like we spend the entire month of December running from place to place. So why not take a break this weekend, spend the morning in your pajamas and enjoy a delicious brunch with your family? </span></p> <p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">This brunch begins, as any good...
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Have yourself a diverse and inclusive holiday, say those who celebrate both
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The Kesack home in Maple Glen is adorned with a 5-foot-high menorah, dreidels and various other Chanukah paraphernalia. Some of it even hangs along with snowmen and lights on the Christmas tree in the middle of the family's living room. "We do Chanukah, and we do the commercial aspects of Christmas," said Andrea Kesack, who is raising her three young...
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