Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

Students and parents from the Jewish Children's Folkshul hosted a "Souper Bowl Sunday" fundraiser on Feb. 24 to benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Mitzvah Food Project. The community gathered to recreate a soup kitchen, where individuals could enjoy a lunch of homemade soup and bread, prepared and donated by families. Folkshul's band, "The Mamas and the Tates," provided...
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Key bored? Not even at the age of 80! But his birthday is just another jaunty working day for Byron Janis -- although there aren't many who get to celebrate with a performance before an anticipated crowd of hundreds and have their cake candles blown out at the New York Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center. But then, this Byron...
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Rabbi Saul Grife has never made any bones about the fact that he loves the music of the Grateful Dead, as well as other groups from the classic rock era, especially Santana, Cream and Jethro Tull. Grife said that he finds inspiration in their fusion of diverse musical influences, sheer energy and, yes, their countercultural ethos. The religious leader of...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Some writers and artists draw inspiration from seeing a beautiful landscape, staring at a statuesque model or listening to a well-crafted anecdote. Not Art Spiegelman. Disaster is his muse. In his most famous work, the graphic novel Maus , the disaster was the Holocaust. The story told of his parents' struggles throughout the Shoah, with Jews depicted as mice and...
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Not entirely, but be prepared to think these poems through
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Paul Celan, like Tadeusz Borowski and Primo Levi, was a writer and survivor who committed suicide many years after leaving the horrific universe of the Nazi death camps. Celan is not as widely known as Levi -- his work is far too fearsome in its depth and obscurity to ensure a wide readership -- though he is considered by discerning...
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