Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

The great architect was a font of ideas, but he rarely got the chance to fulfill them in Philly
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A lovely confluence of elements occurred recently in the world of architecture, and both of them, in a sense, have benefited Philadelphia. First, Susan G. Solomon published her important and insightful book Louis I. Kahn's Jewish Architecture: Mikveh Israel and the Midcentury American Synagogue , out from Brandeis University Press. Then, Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, one of the...
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Israel's Leeshai Lemish hosts a Chinese event at the Academy; will Kobe Bryant show up?
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Is celebrating the New Year old (party) hat for Leeshai Lemish? Chinese New Year? Firecracker fun, acknowledges Lemish. A special rush in honoring Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur? Absolutely! But don't put away the dragon drama or ram's horn just yet; now it's time for the American version. Just who knew Lemish's auld lang signs would be printed in Chinese, Hebrew and...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
On New Year's Eve, I don't enjoy chic parties or fancy restaurants, although for decades I wouldn't admit to it. At parties, most people try too hard to have fun. Restaurants are overcrowded, and tend to charge twice as much that one evening for the same food and drinks they serve during the rest of the year. For that reason,...
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Reduced to its bare outline, the "Dreyfus Affair," which rocked French society for close to a decade, seems simple. The year was 1894, and officers in the French army suspected there was a spy in their midst, someone in the highest ranks, who was selling secrets to Germany. They checked a list of officers with access to the information passed,...
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Rock 'n' roll? Rock 'n' pastry! "Always!" chuckles Duff Goldman, the "Ace of Cakes" who deals off the top deck of carts with swaggering and sassy confections, which infuse his chef rock status, and as a bass player in the band "soihad to." Did he? Indeed. "I love rock music," he says. And pieces of cake? Piece of cake! If...
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Arts and Culture Events

Fri. Jul 31
National Museum of American Jewish History
10:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat. Aug 1
Germantown Jewish Centre
10:00 AM

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