Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Every year or so, the community welcomes the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to the Kimmel Center -- an event that is both about serious music-making and an identification with cultural expression from Israel. Late last month, the IPO presented a thrilling concert led by conducting sensation Gustavo Dudamel. Serious musical aficionados were eager to see and hear the Philadelphia debut of...
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Is crypto-Judaism alive and well? These people say undoubtedly
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I had read any number of books about the long, tragic history of the Marranos, the secret Jews who were forced by the Inquisition, in Spain and elsewhere, to practice their religion in hiding. But when I learned in the mid-1990s, mostly through books like The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot and The Marrano Legacy by author Trudy Alexi, about...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
The word "downsize" took on a special meaning to me when we recently moved to a smaller house. I had to get rid of "stuff," and one of the first things to go was a good deal of my massive cookbook collection. After this painful process, I promised myself to get off my cookbook addiction. It's said that "addiction starts...
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What could be more of a crowd-pleaser than a hearty bowl of soup? Add some slices of bread and a nifty little salad, and you've got a meal that family and friends will rave about. And what better dish could there be than soup when you're thinking about a meal for one? Add that bread ... well, you get the...
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The Moscow Yiddish Theater was devoted to art and the revolutionary spirit
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Back in June, I wrote about a book that dealt with the Byelorussian city of Vitebsk, the birthplace of Marc Chagall, a terrain that provided the famed artist with a source of inspiration for his paintings. In fact, on the cover of the book, which was called, appropriately enough, Vitebsk , there was a reproduction of one of the painter's...
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