Monday, July 6, 2015 Tammuz 19, 5775

From its inception, the department store was a harbinger of change
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It was the opinion of Lewis Mumford, one of the foremost architectural critics of the first half of the 20th century, that department stores in their heyday accounted for some of the most striking buildings in most major cities throughout the United States. In his book The Brown Decades , he wrote that "if the vitality of an institution may...
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Call him what you will, but don't call him late for 'Dinner'
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"Dinner for Schmucks"? "Oh, a film about the family hour," reacts a Jewish captain of industry who gets stripped of his stripes and decommissioned/degraded to private parts as soon as he steps over the threshold of his home. There's nothing Jewish about "Dinner for Schmucks," opening July 30, except the title -- but it is a title that has produced...
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I have a soft spot for books like Jewish Philadelphia , works that allow you to "travel" -- even through the byways and side streets of familiar terrain -- without ever leaving home. The book's author is Linda Nesvisky, who I've come to know personally over the years once she and her husband, veteran writer Matt Nesvisky, settled in Melrose...
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Was this lawyer from Langhorne the one that got away?
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Did top-notch personal-injury attorney Craig Robinson take it as a personal insult when he was left with the thorns and not the rose on "The Bachelorette"? Absolutely not, he avows. "I didn't take it personally." Personable and appealing, the Philadelphia-based, Langhorne-raised Robinson got his verdict just weeks ago, as ABC's water-cooler cool show now gets set to finalize it all...
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Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
At the risk of giving away my true age, I can remember shucking fresh peas at the kitchen counter with my mom. Call me old-fashioned, but I still do this whenever I can. Sadly, these days, few folks seem to want to take the time to find shuck-able peas, and then sit down and shell them. That's a darn shame...
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