Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
After 36 years, the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center is getting ready to say goodbye. Well, sort of. "We're not closing, because that gives the idea that we're going under, never to be seen again," said president Carole Le Faivre-Rochester. "As a center that's true, but as an archive that's not true at all." Beginning early next year, the archives will...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Since the 1960s, Israeli journalist Yair Stern has made a name for himself working in various media, but he's perhaps best known as a guiding force behind the development of his country's television industry over the past 40 years. Last week, on the eve of receiving an Excellence in Media Award from his alma mater, Temple University, Stern, now 66,...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The thing about comic strips, said Yaakov Kirschen, is that "it's really hard to do, but it looks easy." Kirschen should know -- he's been the pen behind The Jerusalem Post's strip, called Dry Bones , for the last 35 years, and he brought his incisive wit and piercing pen to Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley Monday night. Jokes...
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The Torah: It's like a biblical Rubik's Cube, packed with wisdom
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The title of Simeon J. Maslin's new book, ... and turn it again , needs little explication. The former, longtime rabbi of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel is referring to the famous aphorism from the first-century sage known as Ben Bag Bag, who said of the Torah that one should "Turn it and turn it again, for everything is in it...
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A violinist with cosmic grace notes goes on the record
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Lili Haydn has strings attached to community and to her musical muse: The acclaimed violinist veers from sad to snappy on her latest CD, "Place Between Places," infused with insight, and an insatiable and intuitive yearning for finding that corner of the world that is hers. Certainly, there have been a few: Daughter of the late, luminous comic Lotus Weinstock...
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