Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
According to the Talmud, "a dream left without interpretation is like a letter left unread." More than 200 people turned out recently to "read" such letters, so to speak, at "The Gift of the Dream," a one-day conference at Germantown Jewish Centre that examined the content of dreams, what they mean and their role in Jewish life throughout history. Topics...
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On the ... "Bubble." That is exactly where the Israeli Film Festival of Greater Philadelphia is bringing its viewers March 26 with an evening screening of the foxy Eytan Fox-directed film at Temple University. A seditious soap opera, "The Bubble" is not your bubba's "Helen Trent." A ménage of trouble arises only when an Israeli soldier brings his new male...
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
In the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Leonard Bernstein posited that, "Our response to violence is to make music more beautifully and more intensely than ever." Composer Oliver Messiaen, who was interned in a German prison camp during World War II, believed that the work of artists and musicians, even -- or perhaps especially in the...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
"Cézanne and Beyond," the special exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through May 17, is a tour de force on many counts. From an art lover's standpoint, it is a delight. Logistically, it is an almost heroic achievement, bringing together 150 works by 19 artists from roughly 68 acknowledged lenders (in addition to those who chose to remain anonymous)...
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Idina Menzel was green before green was the new black. Eco-excellent: Well, she was also black-hatted. But then, when you're portraying the green-glittered "Wicked" Witch of the West, which end is up is sometimes a cauldron of bewitching contradictions. Which, in a way, is how she ends up on the Keswick Theatre ( www.keswicktheatre.com ) stage, where the woman who...
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