Articles written by: "Stacia Friedman"

Book Review: ‘Our Bodies, Our Shelves,’ by Roz Warren

April 23, 2015 by Stacia Friedman

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By Stacia Friedman

“Librarians aren’t allowed to exhibit any emotion other than politeness,” mild-mannered Roz Warren notes in her hilarious new book about the peccadillos of patrons in the Bala-Cynwyd library. “Not even when patrons curse, refuse to pay fines, or use cherry-flavored condoms for bookmarks.”

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OUR APRIL INVITATION: Philly in Bloom

April 9, 2015 by Stacia Friedman

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By Stacia Friedman

On the arrival of the first warm days of spring, Rittenhouse Square, the poshest piece of real estate in the city, turns into a beach as office workers and students spread out blankets and strip down to, well, their tattoos.

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A Passover Primer

April 3, 2015 by Stacia Friedman

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By Stacia Friedman

When will you start eating? Not until the Red Sea parts. The Wise Son’s advice: 20 minutes before the seder starts, duck out to a Chinese restaurant and order a Happy Family . . .

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Book Review: Talk Dirty Yiddish

January 14, 2012 by Stacia Friedman

By Stacia Friedman

Who would write such a dirty book? A rabbi, of course. Ilene Schneider, one of the first six women rabbis in the United States to be ordained in 1976.

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Oy, What a Year!

December 29, 2011 by Stacia Friedman

By Stacia Friedman

I’ve been asked to review this tsunami of a year that nuked Japan, sent Bin Laden on a one-way deep-sea fishing expedition and… so much else.

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At the Wedding: A Fantasia on Sitting Pretty

December 13, 2011 by Stacia Friedman

By Stacia Friedman

I’m a wedding planner’s worst nightmare. I’m a single woman over forty, and I refuse to sit at the Singles Table.

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