Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

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And this is your "American Idol"! Well, maybe not. "Actually," recalls Josh Sussman, "I was on 'The Tonight Show' with Jay Leno when he told audiences that the latest 'American Idol' contestant would be appearing, and there I was, in a spoof, singing 'Ring of Fire' [off-key] when Simon Cowell set me on fire." Show him the Doors? Cowell's done...
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If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen ... Yeah, right, you tell that to Wilma Stephenson. She filets, sautés and flambés students with that flame-thrower of a tongue she has developed during some 40 years of teaching culinary arts at Frankford High School. And now, her just desserts: The teacher with crème brûlée bragging rights and...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Call it the greatest story ever re -told. Jewish Publication Society CEO and editor-in-chief Ellen Frankel is gearing up for the launch of the JPS Illustrated Children's Bible , as retold by Frankel and illustrator Avi Katz, set for release next month. The hardbound book collects 53 stories from the Hebrew Bible -- culled from the 1985 JPS translation --...
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Johanna Reiss, born in rural Holland, was hidden during the Holocaust along with her older sister. A neighbor couple in their farming village took the girls in and watched over them for very nearly three years, right up until the war's end. These simple facts, complex in their resonance, gave Reiss the material she needed to eventually write her two...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Suddenly, the warm weather is upon us. Backyards, gardens and parks are exploding in a riot of pinks, purples, yellows and greens. This is the perfect time to dine al fresco. To keep it all simple, remember that you don't have to have everything ready before the guests arrive. Welcome them with glasses of wine, then delegate tasks: setting the...
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Wed. Jul 30
National Museum of American Jewish History
7:00 PM
Thu. Jul 31
Katz Jewish Community Center of Atlantic County
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Wed. Aug 6
Germantown Jewish Centre
7:00 PM-9:30 PM

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