Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Iyyar 2, 5775

Rebecca Naomi Jones jolts Green Day's rock opera
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"Whatsername" is making a name for herself. Even as her character is relegated to the nameless, faceless fast crowd strung out on struggles, Rebecca Naomi Jones has the jones for what she is doing -- and what she does is spark "American Idiot" into the stellar stage of brilliant rock opera for which even "Tommy" would have left his pinball...
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A volume of poems that examines this question, and a host of related ones
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Turtle Point Press, which I discussed at considerable length in this space several years ago, continues to be a plucky independent publishing venture, one that proceeds at its own pace, follows its own quirky vision and always manages to surprise alert readers with the titles it puts out. Turtle Point is a remarkably small operation run out of a one-room...
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Shavuot calls for all the dairy dishes you can think of
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Shavuot is one of those holidays that is known by many names and has something for everyone. It is called Pentecost and the Feast of Weeks because it falls on the 50th day after the second night of Passover. It is also called Hag Ha-bikurim , the "Feast of the First Fruits." Insomniacs can stay up all night embracing the...
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About four or five years ago, when lots of attention was being paid to the "emerging" genre of the graphic novel -- and especially, to several up-and-coming Jewish practitioners of the form -- I decided to have a look at French artist Joann Sfar's The Rabbi's Cat , which was being highly touted. But I came away underwhelmed. Rather grand...
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Sort of -- as Max Brenner from Israel adds a sweet touch to Center City
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Hummus is arguably Israel's best-known culinary export, but a sweeter rival has recently landed in Philadelphia. Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man -- a haven for chocolate lovers -- has come to Center City, making Philadelphia the most recent U.S. site in this chocolate empire's road to expansion. The company got its start outside Tel Aviv in 1996, but...
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Katz Jewish Community Center Cherry Hill
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