Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774
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Cameras! Lights! Jerusalem? Yes, Jerusalem: The holy city is reeling with movie action, awaiting the 28th annual Jerusalem Film Festival next month. Set to unspool for a 10-day run beginning on July 7, the festival may be 7,000 miles from Hollywood but close to the hearts of cineastes for its taste of the world's best. Late Philadelphian Jack Wolgin gave...
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Saving money at the pump is a road worth taking with these choices
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Memorial Day -- and upcoming summer -- blues over rising gasoline prices? Those increases may curb some road trips, but they can also fuel your creativity, resourcefulness and appreciation of great escapes close to home. Indeed, some travelers believe that the journey can be just as satisfying as the destination. This is particularly true with road trips, as the stretches...
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This Chagall biblical 'Window' opens onto Rue du Temple
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George Medovoy, Jewish Exponent Feature
With the Philadelphia Museum of Art currently focusing on "Paris Through the Window: Marc Chagall and His Circle," what better time to go straight to the source and see the origins of what inspired the master artist. The Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaisme sits behind the walls of the Hotel de Saint-Aignan, an aristocratic 17th-century mansion on what is...
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Phoenix rises to the occasion of marking Arizona's centennial
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Andrew Marcione, Jewish Exponent Feature
Located in a valley with a thousand-year history, Phoenix's prime location in the Sonoran Desert has been luring visitors for centuries. Boasting countless days of sunshine and an active lifestyle, Phoenix has risen from a small desert town in the 1880s to become a capital city with 1.6 million people today. Phoenix residents love and live in the great outdoors,...
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Time to set the alarm clock: Shabbat begins in Nome at 1:22 a.m.
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Susan Perloff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Jewish geography in Anchorage is Jewish geography anywhere -- plus ear muffs. At lunch, Yael Rubenstein Kaufman, a 1993 University of Pennsylvania graduate, learns that I, also a Penn alum, grew up in Elkins Park. So she phones her Elkins Park Penn friend Joy in Rhode Island to make connections. No old ties materialize, but we bond anyway. Yael, daughter...
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