Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Av 20, 5775

A sexual awakening in the suburbs that's meant to stir feelings
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This is how Fredrica Wagman's first novel, Playing House , published back in 1973, begins: "Can't concentrate. My mind is wandering over him crouched on top of me, over his shoulders to a summer day again, always back to then when a room was filled with sun gold, when the walls were white, when the window glass was crystal clear...
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Watch out, Oprah! There's a new book club in town, and it seeks to revolutionize the reading community in Philadelphia. According to Kehillah of Center City coordinator Catherine Fischer, "People of the Book" -- as the club is called -- aims to provide a citywide venue for the reading and discussion of books of Jewish interest. To do so, Fischer...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Behind the heartbreaking headlines and gory photos from the Middle East, there are people who are just trying to get by. Cafe owners and bike messengers, mothers and fathers; people shopping for groceries. Yuri Lane feels them all. In a way, he embodies them all. But as exhausting as that may sound, the 35-year-old actor and musician says he feels...
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Charles Farmer, Man of La Moonshot? Impossible dreams, indeed! A Texas lone ranger enraging the feds by building his own rocket to soar into orbit? What is this -- a Polish joke? No, a Polish fantasy. Meet Mark and Michael Polish, twins with a singular vision of getting movies made. The Polish princes -- Bobby Vinton, move over -- polish...
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Designer Jonathan Adler asks just that on a new TV reality series
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Lux loft as environmental Zoloft? A white window valence as veiled threat to Valium? Extreme Makeover: The Mental Condition? Well ... in a way, muses adored designer Jonathan Adler, there can be a connect between mind and matter -- especially when that matter is chintz or chamois. He should know: The top designer is lead judge for "Top Design," Bravo's...
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Arts and Culture Events

Fri. Aug 7
Old City Jewish Arts Center
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Jewish Humer Goes to the Movies
Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El
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Morning service in the Great Synagogue of Edirne
Judaic Studies Program of Drexel University
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