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Shmuel Feiner begins his new biography, Moses Mendelssohn: Sage of Modernity , published by Yale University Press, with two anecdotes, which he's linked in an effort to define the essence of his subject and the contour of the man's life. He begins with a summer night in 1780. Mendelssohn is out walking in Berlin with his wife and several of...
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"A Jew Grows in Brooklyn," sure, but who knew his roots extended to Philly? "Philly has special meaning for me," acknowledges Jake Ehrenreich, whose one-man show of a thousand memories takes up residence at the Perelman Theater of the Kimmel Center from Dec. 23 to Dec. 28. "It's the first show I did, here in Philadelphia, in 2008, after my...
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Marvin Hamlisch -- composer, pianist extraordinaire? He can do that!
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Chestnuts roasting on an open-fire? Anything but: Nothing dated at this Dec. 26 concert, a save-the-date, circle-the-calendar event for classic standards from the "The Great American Songbook," fired-up by a pair of personable and protean performing pianists. Singular sensation? Double-up on the chorus line of hosannas as composer Marvin Hamlisch and crooner Michael Feinstein do a duo-piano engagement at Verizon...
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... taking dreams, lives, everything with them
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SPEAKING VOLUMES You can know a person for many years, speak to him, see him walking through the neighborhood, even know a crucial fact about him -- that he is a Holocaust survivor -- and yet you can discover, in a matter of moments, that you know nothing about him at all. Such has been the case with my relationship...
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'Iron Chefs' come to town and show off their strengths
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">Put three chefs in a shul social hall, each with only one pot and two butane burners, and what do you get? As a judge, I thought, not much. </span></p> <p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">Wrong. On a Saturday night at Temple Brith Achim in King of Prussia, chefs Mark Fenner, David Green and Jeff Rosen created six sensational main dishes --...
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