Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

But the Liberty Bell has a resonance few American icons can match
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It's accepted as a truism that the majority of Philadelphians take the wealth of historical artifacts that surround them -- the most significant dating from the period of this country's struggle for independence -- pretty much for granted. I say this with some certainty since I count myself as typical of those who've spent most of their lives in and...
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
As Denise Powell tells it, she grew up on two kinds of soul food. The first, which her mother cooked for the family, consisted of smothered fried chicken, homemade biscuits, and fried tomatoes in gravy. The other, which her mother cooked outside the home, included brisket, onion kugel, and chicken livers cooked in schmaltz. "I grew up on black soul...
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Keri Fisher, JE Feature
When the days are longer and the nights warmer, there's nothing better than lounging about outside -- on a deck or even the lawn -- watching the kids play as the sun sets and the lightening bugs start to appear. It's also the perfect time of year for homemade frozen treats to help cool everyone off. These desserts vary from...
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Rachel Levy Lesser, JEFeature
As a saxophone, piano and clarinet player, Ken Silver is a world-class musician; he has played for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Vice President Al Gore and several times for President Bill Clinton, including a recent stint at a Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia event. He is also a dedicated educator, serving as the...
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'Dreamgirls' surviving creator rocks on
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Girl groups -- the supreme beings of the Motown Sound, the sexy sultry soul sisters who couldn't hurry love, but knew how to stop it when it hit their hearts. "Dreamgirls" pulls out all the stops in its highly stylized vision of such a girl group from rags to riches to rock royalty and back again when nothing but heartaches...
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