Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

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A pair of 17-year-olds, one from Media, the other from Chestnut Hill, were among 50 winners nationwide of a Holocaust essay contest sponsored by talk show host Oprah Winfrey. The competition, which drew approximately 50,000 entrants, asked students to reflect on Elie Wiesel's seminal Holocaust memoir Night . Strath Haven High School junior Phillip deGrouchy, who was raised in the...
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Lynn Nottage is quite the designing woman. For up there, on stage, is the tapestry of her talent, a take on humanity that is a quiltwork on black/Jewish relations as much as it is a civil look at strides in civil rights. Nottage is on intimate terms with the threadlines of "Intimate Apparel": It is all based on the playwright's...
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The "V" is more than "Vendetta": It stands for victory at the box office. And that's familiar turf for its star, whose "Star Wars" history and Oscar nod for "Closer" has her closing in on Hollywood superstardom. Natalie Portman, whose professional career was aced in her early starring role in "The Professional," professes an affinity for her role in the...
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Fred D. Snitzer - JE Feature
The strong stock-market performance during the first month of the year unleashed an avalanche of commentary from prognosticators in the financial community. Peering through their financial magnifying glasses - like geekier versions of Sherlock Holmes - they look earnestly for patterns from the past to help them divine the future. Is there a relationship, they ask, between a good first...
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Dinner is served - and service to the community is recognized - at the Abrams Hebrew Academy Annual Fund Dinner. Taking part in this cornucopia of comestibles and accomplishments (above, from left): Lisa Litovsky, dinner co-chair; Community Leader honorees Marsha and Marvin Raab; and co-chair Faith Meltzer. Providing a frame of reference - and the frame - for Rabbi Ira...
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