Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775

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Temple University Press has struck up a lovely relationship with our city -- and certain of its institutions -- that has led to the creation of several spiffy books for children (though older readers who are still young at heart can also join in and benefit). The prototype for what's now shaping up to be a series of sorts was...
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Soviet émigré Sasha Farber's floor-burnin' gig lights up Philly
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Yellow waxy buildup never had a chance against the dripping, streaking sensuality of the dancers who torch the tiles of "Burn the Floor." Or is it all a linoleum litmus test? Doesn't matter; when you're hot, you're hot -- and the dancers who sizzle smoke from mopping the floor with their Fahrenheit 500 don't so much answer "So You Think...
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Holidays are filled with good cheer and good food. But for many, the holiday season can lead to unwanted weight gain. Members of TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), know that making conscious food choices and practicing portion control can prevent excess weight gain. Healthy, well-balanced meal planning is a key element to successful and lasting weight-loss and maintenance...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It used to be that we depended on parents and grandparents for on-the-spot kitchen instruction. Now, as changing lifestyles and the necessity of multitasking transform our society, we look elsewhere. But in our complex, fast-paced world, it seems that plain-old "recipe-only" cookbooks just don't cut the mustard. Today, home cooks are hungry for practical information, while armchair culinary enthusiasts want...
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Author says it's time to give Hillel his due
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Rabbi Joseph Telushkin uses the first chapter of his compelling new biography of Hillel to retell an anecdote about the great rabbi that I'd never heard before. Most people know the "summarize-the-Torah-while-standing-on-one-foot" tale, though perhaps not all of its details and ramifications. Telushkin eventually gets around to analyzing that resonant encounter, since it holds a central place in his conception...
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Arts and Culture Events

Sun. Aug 2
Annual Summer Music Festival of the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center
Upgraded Listing
Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center
1:00 PM
Tue. Aug 4
Kehillah Early Learning Center
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Fri. Aug 7
Old City Jewish Arts Center
5:00 PM

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