Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival: Older and wiser?
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The old saw said, "Don't trust anyone over 30." Does that include film festivals and their directors? Trust us, says Judith Golden, the golden goal-oriented chair of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival www.gershmany.org/pjff.php as it celebrates its 30th anniversary and looks to the future with its usual eclectic list of flicks that click with connoisseurs and auteurs as well as...
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"Greenwich Village Hooligans"? Gee, why didn't he think of that, chuckles director/writer (with Michael Jaeger) Josh Shelov of what he could have called "The Best and the Brightest." Because, probably, the writer of "Green Street Hooligans" -- Shelov's acclaimed other major credit -- would have been repeating himself. And, one thing's for sure: Shelov is an original. It shines through...
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Prodigy-cum-applauded Philly flutist strikes notes for history
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How sweet the sound of the Dolce Suono Ensemble. And how sweet the sincerity of Mimi Stillman, the Philly flutist with a filigree of fame spread worldwide since founding the ensemble five years ago. For a flutist who flaunts an impressive bio that includes being the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music -- she was...
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Here's a healthier way to dip into the past
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
As a teenager, I sat at my grandmother's kitchen table as she prepared family dinners. In 1966, Betty Friedan founded the National Organization of Women, while Granny ladled sour cream into noodles, and pumped tzimmes with brisket, and poured a pint of heavy cream into her rice pudding. "How many calories in that rice pudding?" I asked one autumn afternoon...
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So many cookbooks these days focus on specifics: one-pot meals, low-carb dinners, sugar-free desserts. And then, some books try to accomplish a great deal -- maybe even too much. The Light Jewish Cookbook, by Sylvia Jouffa and Annick Champetier de Ribes, may fall into the latter category, though it is intriguing. A small paperback, it includes ethnic recipes from around...
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