Friday, August 28, 2015 Elul 13, 5775

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Four years ago, Temple University Press published the wildly popular P Is for Philadelphia , a bright splash of an alphabet primer that takes young readers -- and adults, if they so choose -- for a tour of the City of Brotherly Love via illustrations done by area public-school children. (A city-wide art contest determined which drawings would be featured.)...
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And what a lovely shower it is!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Until I left the far-north Shetland Isles to go to college in Glasgow, I believed rhubarb to be the single most delicious item that came from our overgrown garden. Sure, in spring we had buttery lettuces, peppery radishes and sweet baby carrots -- all of which my brothers and I didn't hesitate to pull out of the earth, wipe the...
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Black and blue and ... white: The bruised and bedraggled road from Ethiopia to Israel was one colored with anxiety, fear and history. And the spectrum of that special journey is all covered in hues of hope in "Live and Become," a spectacular 2005 Israeli movie -- just out on DVD -- which will receive a special screening Thursday evening,...
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Anna Paquin is a standout on screen portraying Irena Sendler
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Sendler's list? It was a massive mission on which Holocaust heroine Irena Sendler sent herself; the Polish Catholic social worker provided salve for the social insecurity inflicted on so many Jews during the war as they witnessed neighbors disappearing one Star of David at a time during dimming prospects of daily survival. Through subterfuge and substantial cunning, Sendler's saintly salvation...
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A slice of Jewish life in an Asian community
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Back in February, NPR's "Morning Edition" ran a piece about Shanghai's Jewish history, and how the 1-square-mile area where Jews had settled after fleeing Hitler in the late 1930s and early '40s was being threatened by the wrecking ball. It seems that the wish to widen a road could possibly set the ball in motion, destroying a number of buildings...
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