Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775

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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Two recent Jewish musical experiences have demonstrated their artists' attempts to affect Middle Eastern discourse. The wildly popular Eurovision Song Contest has been staged in European and Middle Eastern cities for 50 years, and it is always a leading international television extravaganza. Israeli entries "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" and "Hallelujah" won in 1978 and 1979. This year, the Israel Broadcasting Authority selected Achinoam...
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At the turn of the last century, travel to what was then called the Holy Land began to become a distinct growth industry (as promotional types like to put it these days). This was the period, of course, when Mark Twain was one of many Innocents Abroad , and his descriptions of the terrain and the people he saw there...
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The prospect, however remote, that Pennsylvania might eliminate grants to arts and cultural organizations has unnerved some Jewish groups already battling the fiscal currents and struggling to stay afloat. The Pennsylvania State Senate included in its budget proposal a plan to eliminate funding for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The council, part of Gov. Ed Rendell's office, provides grants...
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
The availability of American food products in Israel has grown exponentially since I first made aliyah to Jerusalem in 1966. At that time, it was unheard of to find the likes of Starkist tuna, Heinz ketchup, M&M's candies and Skippy peanut butter anywhere. One of the large supermarket chains would hold an "American Week" annually and import a tantalizing array...
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At Shavuot time, tradition says: Think dairy!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Shavuot is the late spring festival that begins seven weeks after the first day of Passover. Agriculturally, it commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, thus the Festival of the First Fruits. Historically, it is the celebration of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses at Mount Sinai. Shavuot is generally associated...
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Arts and Culture Events

Sun. Aug 2
Annual Summer Music Festival of the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center
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Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center
1:00 PM
Tue. Aug 4
Kehillah Early Learning Center
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Fri. Aug 7
Old City Jewish Arts Center
5:00 PM

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