Friday, May 29, 2015 Sivan 11, 5775

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Israel's Idan Raichel Project has Philly in its musical plans.
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
A TASTE OF ISRAEL According to tradition, when Queen Esther of Purim fame was moved into the king's palace, she became a vegetarian. In order to avoid eating non-kosher food, she confined her diet to nutrient-rich seeds, nuts and legumes. So on the festive day of Purim, many Jewish communities observe the custom of including beans, chickpeas, nuts and poppy...
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Former Bucks County resident Tom Sherak now presides over Hollywood and Oscar
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Bucks County's Tom Sherak -- screen saver? With Oscar putting on his top hat to top off movie awards season this Sunday night, the president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences -- formerly of Yardley -- may deserve an award himself for his picture-perfect way of handling a brouhaha over bias that had Hollywood hysterical for days...
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These precious packages can be tasty surprises
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Linda Morel
WHAT'S COOKING? Last fall, my husband and I visited China, spending four days traveling down the Yangtze River aboard a ship. Besides the breathtaking scenery of the Three Gorges, the highlight of the riverboat excursion for me was the day a chef demonstrated how to make dumplings. He kneaded dough into ropes and cut off small nuggets. He rolled out...
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On Stage
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Listen, do you want to know a secret? Mark Lewis, founder/manager/original keyboard player of Rain, the rock group that beats the Beatles tunes as their own, was "just trying to make a buck" when he came up with the ultimate cover band concept. Trying to cover his backside financially, he figured on getting a group together on an off night...
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