Friday, September 30, 2016 Elul 27, 5776

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Who knew that exorcisms were an ecu­me­ical affair? It turns out that Jews can be possessed by spirits just as easily as the faithful of other religions — a concept that audience members of The Possession, opening in area movie theaters this weekend, will soon discover. Based on the true story of a wine cabinet-turned dybbuk box and the serial...
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
I am a huge fan of dessert. In fact, if given the choice, I'd eat it first. But while baking is my typical modus operandi, when the temperature heads toward the thermonuclear zone, my feelings lean less toward baking and more toward how cold can I make dessert? Take the quaintly named icebox cake. For those of us not born...
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Rivka Tal
Even a die-hard diet soda addict like me often longs for something different on sweltering summer days. Old-Fashioned Lemonade (Pareve) 8 lemons 1 and 1/4 to 1 and 1/2 cups sugar 2 quarts water 2 trays ice cubes 15 sprigs of mint (optional) Wash lemons. Cut into very thin slices and remove seeds. Place in a large bowl. Cover with...
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Melissa Jacobs, Jewish Exponent Feature
The Philadelphia Holo­caust Remembrance Foun­da­tion is launching a celebration of the music, sports, art and literature of Terezin, the Nazi-run ghetto/concentration camp in the former Czechoslovakia also known by its German name, Theresienstadt. Art, culture and sport -- at a concentration camp? "It sounds counterintuitive -- bordering on crazy -- but it's true," says Rachel Lithgow, executive director of the...
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Andrea Cantor Jewish Exponent Feature
A little more than a year ago, David Prutchi, a bio­medical engineer, approached his daughter with an unusual proposal -- to write a book together. At first, 16-year-old Shanni, who will be a senior this year at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, was skeptical. But it was only a moment's hesitation, she says, and now she's the proud co-author of...
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