Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774

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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
The memories are marrow-deep. Laurie Wagman recalls the special exhilaration of going with her parents and sister to the opera and the theater and the old Robin Hood Dell as a child growing up in Feltonville. "From the first moment I discovered the performing arts, I think I knew that's what I wanted to do. I thank my parents, the...
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Just when you think you know Kristin Hersh's game, she changes the rules of play. In 1986, Throwing Muses - which she and stepsister Tanya Donelly founded in high school - released the first of eight off-kilter pop albums. Donelly, who left to get the Breeders off the ground before hitting it big with Belly, was long gone by the...
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Inscription offers new slant on ABC's of archaeology
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On the last day of the dig, after long stretches of work under the blinding light of the Israeli sun, excavators spotted what appeared to be an inscription on a 40-pound stone wedged into a 3,000-year-old wall. The importance of these archaic letters - obscured by dust and the wear of millennia - only became apparent after the block had...
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When Americans sit down to their turkey and gravy dinner this Thanksgiving, and make the important decisions of the day - sweet potatoes or mashed, pumpkin pie or apple - some may actually stop to reflect on what this holiday really is all about. The Plymouth colonists and their neighboring American Indians, who according to the commonly accepted history taught...
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The National Museum of American Jewish History's plan to construct a prominent new building on Independence Mall - a symbolic space that proponents say demonstrates just how the Declaration of Independence and Constitution have benefited a religious and ethnic minority - has undergone a slight revision. Rather than build on their current Fifth Street site between Market and Arch streets,...
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