Sunday, May 3, 2015 Iyyar 14, 5775

Wikipedia defines a kugel as a baked pudding or casserole -- its roots are Ashkenazi -- similar to a pie, most commonly made from egg noodles (Lokshen kugel) or potatoes, though at times made of zucchini, apples, spinach, broccoli, cranberry or sweet potato. The first kugels were made from bread and flour and were savory rather than sweet. About 800...
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Would Sholom Aleichem text? On the one hand -- but he would have had to use both hands, agrees Joseph Dorman: "And he'd text in Yiddish!" He would know: As writer, director and producer of Sholom Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness , opening on Sept. 23, at the Ritz at the Bourse, filmmaker Dorman opens wide the door on the...
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Julian Schlossberg's not one to do it by the numbers, proven again by his new Broadway trilogy
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In many ways, Julian Schlossberg is a 20th-century fox, smart and savvy, who sees that century as a golden age with intermittent tarnishes but altogether worthy of the multihour documentary he is working on now, accumulating interviews with leading lights even as the century has faded to black. "Fade to black" is a phrase that opens a window to Schlossberg's...
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At 64, should Richard Lewis soon be applying for Social Security? No need. After all, he's done quite well for himself with social insecurity , so why rely on the government now? He's relied on himself and just about every quirk, headache, and ache and pain for his paean to everyday living, fueled by his one-time fix on drugs and...
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Mordechai Shinefield, JE Feature
The first time Jews and Afropop met in popular culture, Paul Simon was flying out to South Africa to lay down some tracks with the male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo about visiting Elvis Presley's mansion in Graceland. Like Simon, Fool's Gold has done a bit of globetrotting as well, playng New York and Paris, and now they're heading to...
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Butterfly Performance
Temple Judea of Bucks County
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