Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

Go out to eat in the neighborhood -- with the neighbors!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
When our boys were toddlers and my husband a lowly student, having friends over for supper was a casual, low-budget affair. It was spaghetti and meatballs or a pot of chili, along with a few bottles of Chianti. Later, we graduated to potluck suppers, where everybody contributing a dish. Unless I delegated, we wound up with quite a mish-mash of...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
One of the great cultural ambassadors of the State of Israel, the Batsheva Dance Company presented its first-ever Philadelphia performance at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts during the area's most recent winter storm. But the weather did not deter a full house of multigenerational modern-dance aficionados from enjoying this engrossing program. Founded in 1964 by international choreographer Martha...
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'International' monetary concerns hit home -- and a Cheltenham native pictures it all
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What could be more frightening than the mortgage meltdown than banks betting the house on murder and terrorism? "The International" intrigues and instructs; who knew that opening a cache account at the local bank would bring with it an offer of Uzis instead of toasters? "The International" bread is buttered on both sides; as a thriller and a tutorial in...
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And this book-based film may make the most headlines come Oscar night
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The boy in the striped pajamas has taken them off. Much of the writings about "The Reader" -- the Oscar-nominated, Holocaust-oriented film that turns a page on the past -- has focused on the explicit nude scenes between Hanna (Kate Winslet) and Michael (David Kross), to whom the German transportation worker gives transporting tutorials in sex prefaced by his reading...
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A transgenerational drama of a Jewish family with an Asian cast on board
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Trains of thought carry Karen Hartman's heartfelt haikus of drama to people of all stations of life. And now, a production of an award-winning work from 2000 has arrived on time and on message in a world-premiere production in 2009. Traveling "Leah's Train" ... switching tracks, crossing cultures and picking up an Occidental tourist along the way has proved a...
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