Monday, August 3, 2015 Av 18, 5775
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Mirth is Modi's operandi. Israeli-born Modi Rosenfeld -- now known by his first name only -- is on a first-name basis with laughter. The comedian with a cantorial commitment -- serving as chazzan at New York's Community Synagogue -- is no fringe festival funny man. Mainlining mirth? See for yourself: He's on screen on top of his game in "Stand...
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David Brenner starts his 'Leave 'em Laughing' tour in a town he never really left behind
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In his newly staged world series of stand-up, David Brenner has opened with a home run. "What more can a Philly guy do than start my tour right here, right at home?" says the comedian/author whose own West Side story recalls his days as a gang member in West Philly and whose South Philly roots had him rooting for rock...
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Plastic -- don't leave home without it! Joan Rivers' credit card of a mantra? To her credit, the comely comedian whose caustic wit is as scalpel-scary as the surgery she's undergone, is, at 76 trombones of a career and years, very much an up-and-comer. C'mon, you're saying? In the neck and neck -- nip 'n' tuck -- face off at...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
"Besa: Albanian Muslims Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust" is the title of an exhibition at Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim -- and the subject that has occupied photographer Norman Gershman for the past five years. The exhibit at the synagogue in Wynnewood ( www.mlrt.org ) opens on April 13. Through his camera's lens, Gershman -- who was born...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
According to the Talmud, "a dream left without interpretation is like a letter left unread." More than 200 people turned out recently to "read" such letters, so to speak, at "The Gift of the Dream," a one-day conference at Germantown Jewish Centre that examined the content of dreams, what they mean and their role in Jewish life throughout history. Topics...
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