Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? "I remember when the only produce available all winter were onions, potatoes, and cabbage," my grandmother once said. "We couldn't wait until summer when lettuce and tomatoes showed up." She was not talking about the Old Country but upstate New York, where she lived until 1974. Unwittingly she was a locavore, someone who consumed locally grown food, instead...
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If there were any lingering questions about the Gershman Y's intent to become an integral part of Jewish Philadelphia's cultural landscape, next week's appearance by Bebe Neuwirth in a benefit performance for the landmark institution should go a long way toward answering them. On May 23, Broadway luminary Neuwirth will take the stage of the Prince Music Theater to perform...
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Jonathan D. Sarna, JE Feature
The news that George Washington's letter to the Jews of Newport will be displayed this summer at the National Museum of American Jewish History calls to mind the relationship of Jews to another American president: Ulysses S. Grant.
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Fredda Sacharow
Ernest M. Kahn After nearly two decades of trying, Ernest Kahn still hasn’t mastered this retirement thing. “When it comes to retirement, you are the biggest incompetent I know,” his friend Rabbi David Teutsch tells him, only half-joking. It’s not for lack of trying, Kahn, 86, says in his office at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, where every Tuesday...
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Fredda Sacharow
Emblazoned in neon on the side of a bridge spanning the Delaware, just upriver from Center City, is the slogan, “Trenton Makes, the World Takes." Tweaked a bit, the phrase aptly defines the last 125 years in Jewish institutional and organizational life: “Philadelphia Leads, the World Heeds.”
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