Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Sivan 16, 5775
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Now this is one big matzah ball hanging out there. The Golem is the monster mash of all monster tales, a mythological Jewish figure centuries old -- with actual origins extending some 2,000 years -- whose mud makeup was only missing a cucumber or two to qualify him as progenitor of the modern-day spa master. Built as a protector of...
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Did Eran Kolirin expect a big brass band to trumpet his arrival last week as a visiting scholar at Temple University? No, chuckles the award-winning Israeli director of the acclaimed film The Band's Visit ; no band in sight. There was, however, the music of movies as he set the scene as a participant in the Schusterman Visiting Artist Program,...
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Beyond Citron and Rose, a minor kosher renaissance seems to be brewing around the region. The owners of Max & David's have purchased and kashered a former Mexican food truck that could soon be vending smoked brisket sandwiches, wraps, salads, pareve desserts and dairy-free gelato. Most likely, it'll be located somewhere between the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University starting...
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One of the community's best-known day school philanthropists plans to open an upscale glatt kosher restaurant and catering company in Merion this summer with two star-studded chefs as his creative consultants. "I never wanted to be in the restaurant business," confessed David Magerman, a computer programmer from Gladwyne who formed the Kohelet Foundation, which has funneled about $15 million over...
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A Jew from the former Soviet Union who arrived in Philadelphia with two small children; a teenage victim of domestic abuse from Guatemala; a survivor of the Rwandan genocide; and an undocumented immigrant from Bolivia. These four immigrants all received assistance from local Jewish community members and have, in turn, found ways to help others. This year, local Jewish families...
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