Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Nisan 12, 5775

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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
The word "downsize" took on a special meaning to me when we recently moved to a smaller house. I had to get rid of "stuff," and one of the first things to go was a good deal of my massive cookbook collection. After this painful process, I promised myself to get off my cookbook addiction. It's said that "addiction starts...
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Is crypto-Judaism alive and well? These people say undoubtedly
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I had read any number of books about the long, tragic history of the Marranos, the secret Jews who were forced by the Inquisition, in Spain and elsewhere, to practice their religion in hiding. But when I learned in the mid-1990s, mostly through books like The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot and The Marrano Legacy by author Trudy Alexi, about...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Every year or so, the community welcomes the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to the Kimmel Center -- an event that is both about serious music-making and an identification with cultural expression from Israel. Late last month, the IPO presented a thrilling concert led by conducting sensation Gustavo Dudamel. Serious musical aficionados were eager to see and hear the Philadelphia debut of...
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A mother's kibitz -- kisses on the chic that smack of good intentions and, invariably, of good humor. Judy Gold's mother is the mother of all smotherers, and she tells you why in "25 Questions for a Jewish Mother," an off-Broadway hit off to Philadelphia, where it opens a limited run Dec. 11 at Philadelphia Theatre Company's Suzanne Roberts Theatre...
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An abundance of goodies from the world over
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Each year, I attend Kosherfest with excitement and anticipation. Walking up and down the aisles, I'm constantly amazed at the diversity and high quality of kosher products. And in the 21st century, the kosher cook can duplicate almost any dish, ethnic or otherwise. There's a kosher substitute for almost every ingredient imaginable -- even kosher shellfish, prepared, shaped and flavored...
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Arts and Culture Events

Wed. Apr 1
National Museum of American Jewish History
10:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri. Apr 3
Chabad of Penn Wynne
8:00 PM-10:30 PM
Wed. Apr 8
Germantown Jewish Centre
10:00 AM

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