Saturday, February 6, 2016 Shevat 27, 5776

By:
Ryan Teitman
The pursuit of knowledge has always been a major facet of Jewish culture, and a newly formed organization is seeking to extend this tradition by bringing some of the leading Jewish lights in the arts and sciences to the Philadelphia area to discuss their accomplishments and insights. Two men -- Marc Erlbaum and Rabbi Asher Crispe -- have founded the...
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By:
Ryan Teitman
The quest for religious truth, explained New York University professor Lawrence H. Schiffman, goes on in all sorts of different ways throughout American culture, but in recent times, it has moved beyond religious texts, tradition and family life. The public fascination with the "Gospel of Judas," the supposed tomb of Jesus and even a work of pure fiction like The...
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Girls go for the green -- bargains galore at Shecky's
By:
Dana Lerner, JE Feature
An estrogen-charged crowd huddles at the entranceway of the historic neo-Romanesque Puck Building in downtown Manhattan. Within eyesight are masses of women rummaging through designer winter hats, fingering sterling-silver jewelry and browsing over light cashmere sweaters. Salon stylists straighten unruly hair, brittle nails become ruby-polished, and palates are quenched by a select wine or brew. A pair of creamy taupe...
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By:
Silke Schmidt, JE Feature
What would you do if you were a sheep and living in Wales? Quite likely, you'd be roaming the hills of Brecon Beacons National Park, as sheep are far more common there than people. And if you had a sense for beauty, you might stand on top of some steep cliff every now and then, enjoying the scenery while munching...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
She admired him the whole night, but did not talk to him. It was surprising because the woman I'll call "Judy" was not only quite attractive, but she had a high-powered, high-profile job. She certainly knew how to talk to strangers. Judy was best friends with Aviva, my new friend who had organized a fundraising party at a hip New...
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