Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Av 19, 5775

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SPEAKING VOLUMES Like most teenagers, I was distressingly opinionated and unwilling to bend when it came to my judgments concerning most artistic matters. For example, I was particularly sniffy when it came to the accomplishments -- or not -- of Leonard Bernstein. It didn't matter whether I was discussing his music (classical or otherwise) or his conducting. To a young...
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An Irish Purim story
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Linda Morel
Every time there's a Jewish leap year, as is the case in 2011, Purim falls during the same week as St. Patrick's Day. While St. Patrick's Day is always on March 17, Purim this year begins at sundown just two days later, on March 19. Far from the Emerald Isle, the Purim story is set in ancient Persia and bubbles...
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Digging beneath the surface of some remarkable people
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At Home With André and Simone Weil . For the uninitiated, the title could lull you into believing that this is a sweet memoir about daily life in a bourgeois family in France. But even those who recognize the featured names -- monikers attached to two of the most fearsome French intellectuals of the 20th century -- might think that...
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Red Klotz is rarely at a loss for words. A loss of games -- that's another story. As founder/field marshall of the born-to-lose Washington Generals, the South Philly-born and bred B-ball barnstormer has watched his team march into the abyss as they stumble, bumble and fumble their way to loss after loss to their only competition, the Harlem Globetrotters of...
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Das Tank? Israeli filmmaker Samuel "Shmulik" Maoz has rebooted the claustrophobic notion of filming within tight quarters in "Lebanon," a white-knuckle nod to his days as a warrior without portfolio in the Lebanon War 18 years ago. "Lebanon" opens on Sept. 3 at the Ritz at the Bourse. Rolling through streets, roiled in the conflict that caused years of headaches...
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Arts and Culture Events

Tue. Aug 4
Kehillah Early Learning Center
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Fri. Aug 7
Old City Jewish Arts Center
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Jewish Humer Goes to the Movies
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