Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775

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In the fall of 2001, South Philadelphia photographer Zoe Strauss first displayed a series of images on concrete columns beneath a vacant, elevated section of I-95. Then 31 years old, she lacked formal training, hadn't attended college and had owned her 35-mm camera for a little more than a year. But she dreamed big. An autodidact armed with vast knowledge...
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Shalom Auslander, a 41-year-old fiction writer and essayist, lives in upstate New York and grew up in the Orthodox enclave of Monsey, N.Y. Much of his profanity-laced writing -- including his 2007 memoir, Foreskin's Lament -- focuses on his break from his religious upbringing and could be described as darkly comic. The married father of two young sons recently published...
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Early Wednesday morning is my special time. At 7:30 a.m., I get into my car and drive the short distance to Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El in Wynnewood. There, I join my morning minyan ladies, all of us who make up a minyan for morning services led by Cantor Eugene Rosen (who occasionally joins us for breakfast at...
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This is the first in an occasional series focusing on young area performers with bust-out talent. At 21, Jackson Greenberg has reached the other side of paradise. This side isn't too bad, either. As he looks at life from both sides now, Greenberg has plenty of mirror space left to reflect on. Indeed, the Gladwyne resident is in a league...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
It is interesting to note that The Secret Lives of Wives appeared in bookstores around the same time the television series Desperate Housewives began its final season this past fall. Though the hit show brought dark comedy and Hollywood sizzle to "what could go wrong" scenarios of suburban married life, Iris Krasnow's investigation of real-life long-term relationships brings the vow...
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