Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
The idea was born, appropriately, in a sukkah. Dr. Cynthia Silber, a busy physician who currently serves as associate dean for Graduate Medical Education at Jefferson, was reflecting with a few like-minded friends back in 2002 on the fact that Philadelphia had no official Jewish chorale. "By that time, I was singing with the Adath Jeshurun choir, but participating with...
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What's got Al Gore so hot and bothered? It's the global warming, he says. With all due respect to Mrs. Gore and the 2000 Convention Kiss of the Year, what's on Gore's lips these days is a topic tantamount to global survival. And the man once considered as animated as "holy wood" is going Hollywood to bring it to the...
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The sun will come up tomorrow, but will the Earth? With all the seriousness surrounding Al Gore's take on the topic, there's no denying the former vice president's ability to roll with the punches - if not benefit from all punched ballots. As he has in the past, Gore recently chose "Saturday Night Live" to show there's life in the...
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
"I always thought everyone was like me," admitted Arina Engelmann, whose current exhibit, "Life Journey," can be seen through May 26 at Obix Gallery in Old City. Clearly, she was different. Born in Cologne, Germany, 45 years ago and growing up as a Catholic, it was not until she was a teenager - and living in Jerusalem - that she...
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Cantor David Tilman, JE Feature
In December 2005, more than 130 Philadelphians journeyed to Israel on a pilgrimage sponsored by the Bux-Mont Federation. During that time, after the conclusion of Shabbat, the participants, their rabbis and Roberta Matz, director of the Bux-Mont Region of Greater Philadelphia, attended a performance by Robbie Gringras, a 40-year-old native of Manchester, England, who made aliyah in 1996. Drawing on...
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