Monday, March 2, 2015 AdarI 11, 5775

Hugh Panaro's pointed portrayal earns acclaim, new insights at Walnut
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That was the decision -- sensitive, without a sniff of a second thought -- that has helped make Fagin of Oliver Twist fame not such a fearful figure raising the ante of anti-Semitism in the new production of "Oliver!" -- the book-based musical now at the Walnut Street Theatre. "When I was offered the role, I sat down with [director]...
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Best of all, you don't even have to leave the house!
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Keri Fisher, JE Feature
<p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">This time of year is always hectic -- from Chanukah shopping to holiday parties, it feels like we spend the entire month of December running from place to place. So why not take a break this weekend, spend the morning in your pajamas and enjoy a delicious brunch with your family? </span></p> <p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">This brunch begins, as any good...
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On the cover of Geniuses of the American Musical Theatre: The Composers and Lyricists , six individuals are pictured, and not surprisingly, only one of them -- Cole Porter (again not surprisingly) -- is a non-Jew. Take into consideration that the author, Herbert Keyser, is Jewish and this becomes an all haimische endeavor. (The publisher is Applause, behind which stands...
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Sizzling latkes, jelly-filled doughnuts, beignets, fritters, crullers -- the tantalizing frying fragrance of Chanukah is in the air! Almost everyone knows the story of the High Priest finding a small cruet of olive oil to light the Temple menorah -- that tiny jug that wound up lasting for eight days. To commemorate the miracles of "the few over the many,"...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Confessions of a latke lover: There was a time that whenever we added a candle to the menorah during Chanukah, my secret yearning loomed large and lasciviously -- the desire to have hot, fresh, crisp latkes on my plate at the same time that everyone at the table has theirs. Sometimes, I would imagine my aspiring latke consumers refusing their...
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