Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775

Jewish museums are filled with riches, and now lots of them are collected in one space
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How to adequately convey the riches that rest between the broad, beautiful covers of Jewish Museums of the World: Masterpieces of Judaica -- that's the challenge facing anyone who chooses to discuss this masterly compilation of erudition and breathtaking photography, all of it executed on a grand scale. The publisher, Universe, a division of Rizzoli Publications, is well-known for the...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
It's an old saying in Judaism: "May you live as long as Moses." Now that the Jewish Publication Society has reached the age of the great Jewish sage and leader, 120 years, it's setting out to do something he was unable to do -- ensure its survival well beyond that. This august occasion serves as what CEO and Editor in...
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You don't have to be Jewish to eat or cook kosher food. In fact, while the last 10 years have seen a dramatic upsurge in kosher cuisine, and double-digit increases in annual sales of kosher products, the people who are fueling this trend are not necessarily Jewish. The trend is also being driven by people for whom eating kosher is...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
At some point in my life, I've had to give up spices, sweets, carbs, red wine, nuts and, years ago, cigarettes. I've been able to deal with all of those sacrifices, but I know that relinquishing coffee would make for an insurmountable unhappiness. My coffee addiction started very early in life, since my Bubbie always shared her "no-sugar-or-cream" thick, black...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
Over the past few years, the physical parameters of Philadelphia's art world have rapidly expanded, and the galleries of Northern Liberties now offer some of this city's hottest destinations for seeing cutting-edge contemporary art. "Global Warming at the Ice Box" denotes both an exhibition and a gallery. "The Icebox" is one gallery space at the Crane Arts Building, which houses...
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