Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

Aspiring musicians, listen up! It's no secret that you have to practice in order to get better. Accomplished musicians devote a large portion of their day to improving their skills and training their muscles. But just putting in the time isn't good enough. You must learn to practice correctly. The following tips are designed to encourage more effective, rewarding practice...
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Brooklyn dodger? Nah, this guy welcomes the old hometown with open arms, fielding questions about the old neighborhood from audiences in what may be off-Broadway's only bilingual production. Yiddish is spoken here; so is pinching the cheeks. And the guy on stage is the ultimate pinch-hitter. Some actors enjoy ripping up their roots; he'd rather water them. Why not? It's...
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David Crane has created a reunion of friends. But before "Friends" fans place an order with Gunther for a soy, unsweetened, decaf cappuccino -- hold the sarcasm -- Crane is not couching his chat in terms of Monica, Chandler, Ross -- or even Marcel the monkey. The names he's dropping are those dropping in for a grade-school reunion in "The...
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Get ready for cool nights -- and hot meals -- during the harvest holiday
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Sukkot is a joyous holiday. It is regarded as the happiest of biblical festivals, celebrating the gathering of a bountiful harvest. The holiday begins two weeks after the first day of Rosh Hashanah and lasts for seven days. Right on the heels of Yom Kippur, Jews all over the world will put up a sukkah, symbolizing the fragile booths used...
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How a shadowy figure became a medium for dealing with fear
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I've always thought of the golem -- the hulking, servant-like creature that's forever saving the Jews in the course of various myths, short stories and plays -- as the Jewish version of Frankenstein, even though those who know better tell me I'm mistaken. But it seems obvious to me. A bit of clay is brought to life and obeys its...
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Arts and Culture Events

Fri. Jul 31
National Museum of American Jewish History
10:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri. Jul 31
Germantown Jewish Centre
6:00 PM

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