Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Elul 18, 5775

The ogre from Odessa? The monster from Minsk? Who knew?
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Will the rest of the summer film season be ripped to "Shrek" once the green ogre with shofars for ears opens this Friday? More important ... to some ... will the fairy-tale figure with a Scottish burr finally give in to his natural heritage and resort to spit-takes of "ch"? And just how does one say "don ... key" in...
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Attempts to reopen the Best Value Kosher Meats supermarket, which closed up shop in January after operating for 20 years on Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, have ground to a halt. According to the property's Brooklyn-based landlord, Goldmont Realty Corp., several perspective entrepreneurs expressed an interest in running the store, but all of those deals fell through. "There is no...
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Louis Marmon, JE Feature
The Talmud states there is no happiness without wine. As the only drink with its own blessing -- thanking the "Creator of the fruit of the vine" -- wine is integral to Shabbat and other Jewish holidays. Even the cup to hold the wine is special, often ornately decorated and of a specific volume to ensure that enough is consumed...
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Dairy delights for all!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
As with Passover and Sukkot, Shavuot is rooted in the agricultural seasons. Originally, it was the beginnings of the wheat harvest. Before the fall of the Temple, thousands of Jews traveled from the countryside to Jerusalem with thanksgiving offerings. The High Priest (representing the Jewish people) placed twin loaves baked from the newly harvested wheat on the alter. Families arrived...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
The press conference led by Peter B. Lane, president and CEO of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts for the past decade, has become an annual "Rite of Spring" for a large group of print and electronic journalists who come together to hear about the new summer schedule. This year's gathering was filled with show-business elements -- the full...
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