Sunday, May 1, 2016 Nisan 23, 5776

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"Of the making of books, there is no end." If this was the attitude held about printed matter by the Bible writers all those centuries ago, what would they have to say about the seemingly endless flow of books that have been devoted to a single subject like Anne Frank since her cruel and senseless death at the hands of...
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Robert Halpern is so at home in the kitchen that he's literally made it his home; he lives above the restaurant reopened in September under his ownership. Marigold Kitchen, he says, has done well in the past three months, as both a destination spot and a neighborhood draw. The 33-year-old Jewish chef, who grew up in Villanova but spent years...
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The great architect was a font of ideas, but he rarely got the chance to fulfill them in Philly
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A lovely confluence of elements occurred recently in the world of architecture, and both of them, in a sense, have benefited Philadelphia. First, Susan G. Solomon published her important and insightful book Louis I. Kahn's Jewish Architecture: Mikveh Israel and the Midcentury American Synagogue , out from Brandeis University Press. Then, Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, one of the...
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Israel's Leeshai Lemish hosts a Chinese event at the Academy; will Kobe Bryant show up?
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Is celebrating the New Year old (party) hat for Leeshai Lemish? Chinese New Year? Firecracker fun, acknowledges Lemish. A special rush in honoring Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur? Absolutely! But don't put away the dragon drama or ram's horn just yet; now it's time for the American version. Just who knew Lemish's auld lang signs would be printed in Chinese, Hebrew and...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
On New Year's Eve, I don't enjoy chic parties or fancy restaurants, although for decades I wouldn't admit to it. At parties, most people try too hard to have fun. Restaurants are overcrowded, and tend to charge twice as much that one evening for the same food and drinks they serve during the rest of the year. For that reason,...
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Arts and Culture Events

Sun. May 1
Society Hill Synagogue
7:30 AM-5:00 PM
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Gershman Y
1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Sun. May 1
Main Line Reform Temple
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