Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774

Will the next winner be a klezmer king? The series comes to the city
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Worshiping false idols? Moses, it's time to climb down that mountain once more: The real "Idols" are coming early next year. But there has to be a starting point. And, in Philadelphia, where more than 1,776 -- more like 17,776 -- are expected to jam the Wachovia Center, "American Idol" -- in its great run up to the series next...
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If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. But Ben Feldman had the time. A successful New York big-shot, big-time lawyer and a real success at being in real estate, he left it behind to turn to crime. "It's such a kick," says Feldman. Kick it up a notch: His mid-19th-century crime story -- not his, but the...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Deborah Kaplan says her mother, Zena, has long been known and appreciated for her charm, humor, wit, friendliness and talent. And she still is. Although Zena, 86, is afflicted with what her daughter calls "midstage Alzheimer's disease," nothing seems to have interrupted Zena's vigor, vitality and artistic pursuits. True, she may not always remember exactly when she created a beautiful...
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Pita pockets go back to school!
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Perfect for back-to-school lunch boxes, Israeli pita or pocket bread has become a staple in the American kitchen. At one time, this versatile favorite was only obtainable in upscale gourmet shops or Middle Eastern groceries. Now, not only is it sold everywhere, but it comes in a variety of flavors and sizes. In Israel, it is typically served warm accompanied...
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A lesson in education, against all the odds
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Author Dan Brown was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Cherry Hill, N.J., where he and his family belonged to Temple Beth Sholom. He graduated from Cherry Hill High School West and Midrashah in 1999, moving on to New York University where he studied at its famous film school. During college, he also managed to teach Hebrew school at...
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