Sunday, May 1, 2016 Nisan 23, 5776

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University of Pennsylvania historian David Ruderman acknowledges that academics -- himself included -- often gear their writing to other scholars, rather than to a general audience. In addition, historians tend to stick to their own intellectual turf, rather than wading into unfamiliar waters. An expert on Jewish life and thought during the Italian Renaissance -- with an particular interest in...
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He is not Seinfeld's Maestro. No -- he's Israel's. And with a name like Shai Maestro, you just knew he had to be good. Which he is: The Israeli jazz pianist offers tastes of his talent at a Sunday brunch performance on Nov. 20 at World Cafe Live, capping the fourth annual Israeli JazzPhest of Philly. The 10-day festival --...
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JTA
David B. Ruderman, director of the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, has won a National Jewish Book Award for "Early Modern Jewry: A New Cultural History," published by Princeton University Press. Ruderman, who also teaches Modern Jewish History at UPenn, won in the category of History. The 2010 awards, announced Tuesday, are given out annually...
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t's Tu B'Shevat -- make a seder!
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE Battle stations, it's time to get ready for the seder. Get the Hagaddah, matzah -- wait; we don't need matzah for a Tu B'Shevat seder. This fun, educational and not-five-hour-long seder involves eating and enjoying the fruits native to the Land of Israel. During the seder, it's typical to serve four different kinds (glasses) of wine, and...
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Why so many shows never seemed to make it out of the starting gate
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SPEAKING VOLUMES I remember how, in 1963, my father decided that my sports-mad older brother needed to be introduced to some culture. What was his proposed cure for this young teen's basketball monomania? The old man had purchased a clutch of tickets for a musical then trying out in Center City before it headed for Broadway. As I recall it,...
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