Saturday, July 30, 2016 Tammuz 24, 5776

Ron Tobin mixes it up in a mix of different cultures
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You have to give a hand to Jews and Italians -- they're so good at using them. Audiences, too, have been using their hands to applaud the success of "My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy," a Prozac-popping production of angst and antics at the Society Hill Playhouse. Ron Tobin totes two types of guilt as a...
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Got some time for history? Here's a Jewish time machine that H.G. Wells never thought of -- what to do and where to go once you step inside the new National Museum of American Jewish History. Here are some of the highlights: · The "Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame" on the first floor -- chosen by an online vote...
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American Jewish history never had it so good. As the new National Museum of American Jewish History prepares its gala grand-opening weekend from Nov. 12-14 -- and its official public premiere on Nov. 26 -- it is readily apparent that this state-of-the-art structure is no mere museum piece. Evidence abounds in statuary form: The museum is anchored by two sculptures,...
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On the way is a cornucopia of new kosher products
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
"Kosher is suddenly better." That's the word from American consumers. And that's not just in the Jewish communities. More than 3.5 million Muslims and those representing other religions eat kosher. Others associate health and safety with kosher food. To satisfy the demand and to find out what's new in the kosher food world, 6,000 buyers recently converged on Kosherfest, the...
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Temple University Press has struck up a lovely relationship with our city -- and certain of its institutions -- that has led to the creation of several spiffy books for children (though older readers who are still young at heart can also join in and benefit). The prototype for what's now shaping up to be a series of sorts was...
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