Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
Over the past few years, the physical parameters of Philadelphia's art world have rapidly expanded, and the galleries of Northern Liberties now offer some of this city's hottest destinations for seeing cutting-edge contemporary art. "Global Warming at the Ice Box" denotes both an exhibition and a gallery. "The Icebox" is one gallery space at the Crane Arts Building, which houses...
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And funny, as Jackie Mason, the 'Ultimate Jew,' votes with jabs and japes
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Pull a lever, pull our leg: In the electoral college that is comedy, Jackie Mason is in no undecided state: He's McShuganah over McCain. Well, maybe not McShuganah, maybe he's overwhelmed about him, well, maybe not exactly overwhelmed, maybe a little happy ... But make no mistake: His stump speech is no ode to Obama. The erstwhile rabbi, whose congregation...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The thing about comic strips, said Yaakov Kirschen, is that "it's really hard to do, but it looks easy." Kirschen should know -- he's been the pen behind The Jerusalem Post's strip, called Dry Bones , for the last 35 years, and he brought his incisive wit and piercing pen to Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley Monday night. Jokes...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
Two current exhibitions demonstrate the broad forms of expression that characterize contemporary Jewish Art. They are also indicative of the range of local venues in which one can find examples of the Jewish creative spirit. The Museum of Jewish Art at Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia is a long-recognized, respected museum and exhibition space. Moderne Life Interiors, a well-known furniture...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
To understand the uniqueness of the jewelry of Alexander Stirling Calder, you have only to look at the boxes he made to hold each necklace or pin. A Calder box is nothing like a bowed, beautifully elegant, Tiffany gift box. If you had purchased a necklace from Alexander Calder during his heyday as a sculptor, it would have come to...
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