Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774

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Yaron Zilberman doesn’t hesitate when asked why eight years elapsed between the release of his first film, the 2004 award-winning documentary, Watermarks, about the Hakoah Vienna Jewish women’s swim team of the 1930s, and his second film, A Late Quartet, which opens Nov. 9 at the Ritz Five in Philadelphia. “Because that’s how long it takes to make a movie,”...
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Philadelphia will once again play host to some of Israel’s best jazz musicians when the fifth annual Israeli JazzPhest kicks off on Nov. 11.
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Fest in Show
Ever wondered where “Hava Nagila” came from — and why it’s so ubiquitous at life cycle events? Interested in getting a violin’s-eye view of New York’s street music scene? How about going behind the scenes of Israel Defense Forces internal affairs investigations? If you answered in the affirmative to any of the above, then the Philadelphia Jewish Film festival is for you.
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Japanese Gem Downashore
When we want Japanese food downashore — be it sushi, robatayaki or just a wide selection of sake — our first choice is always Izakaya, the Borgata jewel run by chef/owner Michael Schulson.
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Ethel Hofman
Sheila Epstein, my longtime friend from California, is a cook extraordinaire. She can effortlessly whip up dinner for 12, as she did on Sukkot, or Shabbat dinner for her family of six. This year, on our annual visit to California, as we dined under the stars, the highlight of the meal was two braided round challahs. To me, challahs come...
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Sun. Jul 13
National Museum of American Jewish History
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Klein Jewish Community Center
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National Museum of American Jewish History
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