Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

And this book-based film may make the most headlines come Oscar night
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The boy in the striped pajamas has taken them off. Much of the writings about "The Reader" -- the Oscar-nominated, Holocaust-oriented film that turns a page on the past -- has focused on the explicit nude scenes between Hanna (Kate Winslet) and Michael (David Kross), to whom the German transportation worker gives transporting tutorials in sex prefaced by his reading...
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Musical role in the sure hands of Adam Pascal, 'Broadway Guy' and 'Goyband' star
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Adam Pascal is high-"Rent" district dynamic. Roger out, Roger back in: Pascal is reprising his Tony Award-nominated role as Roger Davis, the young, guitar-strumming AIDS patient impatient with progress, in a national tour of the acclaimed, idiosyncratic and iconoclastic Tony Award-winning musical, now through this weekend at the Academy of Music. Despite all the hoopla surrounding his rocking career --...
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
If you were asked to pick the quintessential Jewish food, what would you choose? Chicken soup or gefilte fish, maybe? Certainly, bagels and lox would also vie for the title -- for Americans, at least. But there is truly only one dish that is absolutely, positively, no-mistake-made Jewish -- and that's cholent. For those not in the know, cholent (known...
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And, actually, it's a good way to be
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Beans and broccoli don't sound all that exciting or particularly sexy. But these foods are inexpensive, jam-packed with nutrients and may help to offset cancer -- all significant reasons to include them in your diet. Canned beans and fresh or frozen broccoli can easily be transformed into appetizing dishes. Dried beans and legumes need to be soaked first, and so...
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An independent publisher takes a chance on the misunderstood novella
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Every so often, I've used this space to praise small independent publishers who, no matter the economic foolhardiness of their endeavors, forge ahead and never compromise their principles. I'm thinking particularly of one-person operations like Dryad Press down in Maryland and Turtle Point Press right in the thick of things in Manhattan, as well as ventures like New York Review...
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Arts and Culture Events

Mon. May 4
Interfaith Family Philadelphia
6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Tue. May 5
Beth El's Jewish Film Festival
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County
7:30 PM
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County

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