Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Halfway through the holiday, still looking for good gifts? Here are a number of new recordings for your Chanukah shopping list: The Philadelphia Orchestra's first release on the Ondine label, "The Philadelphia Orchestra/ Christoph Eschenbach," featuring "Concerto for Orchestra," by Bela Bartok; "Memorial to Lidice," by Bohuslav Martinu; and "Partita for Strings," by Gideon Klein, contains music that is meaningful...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
By nature, I'm not a competitive person. I don't understand the appeal of sports or beauty pageants. But as a music writer, I spend half of December relistening to the year's releases, giving one more listen to every song on every album, and then rating (on a five-point scale) the ones that make the first cut to come up with...
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Felix and Oscar and Max and Leo … Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick may be an odd couple of 'Producers,' but they somehow make it all work
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What or who could be an odder couple to celebrate the holidays than Chanukah and Christmas chafing up against each other on the same holy night? Maybe … Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick? The two gentile performers go bump in the night - every night - against Jewish Catskill schtick in an odd couple of projects these snow-blown days: Both...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
Dec. 24, 2004 - New York City: While Christians celebrate the big day, my Jewish friends and I attend one of the largest Jewish singles events in New York City, "The Ball." I had no great expectations. All I wanted to do was have fun, and maybe kiss a guy. I was planning to move to New York in the...
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Is 'Munich' Fair Game? Or is Steven Spielberg smarter than his critics?
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An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth - follow that philosophy and before you know it, the whole world will be blind and toothless. Steven Spielberg's message from "Munich"? No, Tevye's from Anateveka. But what Spielberg has done with his new film - inspired by the events that followed the Munich massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at...
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Arts and Culture Events

Mon. May 4
Interfaith Family Philadelphia
6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Tue. May 5
Beth El's Jewish Film Festival
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County
7:30 PM
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County

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