Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Since moving to Jerusalem in 1982, writer Yossi Klein Halevi has seen Israel go through a lot: vicious acts of terrorism, disengagement from the Gaza Strip and, a decade ago, the assassination of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The Israel correspondent for The New Republic and an occasional contributor to the opinion pages of The New York Times, Halevi will...
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'Squid and Whale' star Jesse Eisenberg astounds as troubled Jewish teen
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Jesse Eisenberg is the reel Oscar bait of "The Squid and the Whale," a wallop of a film in which an urbane urban mess of a family can't manage to see its way above sea level. Not that Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney don't limn illustrious portrayals of his Jewishly writerly professorial-type parents; they do. But that's all academic when...
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Movie Mania
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As Tevye and Golde said, discovering that they actually loved each other after 25 years of geshreis … "It's nice to know." Nice to know, too, that the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its silver anniversary with more than a shtetl of a following for its success. Indeed, the film fest - the second oldest of its kind after...
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It's TV at it's best - and it's all offered to the latest lucky "On the Scene" winner to take home and plop in his or her DVD player. What will the winning "Scener" receive? • "Lost," the complete first season of the smash ABC show, with oodles of extras on the seven-disc set, including unaired flashbacks and a featurette...
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Forget Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Want to view the most unorthodox of odd couples? Gidi Dar and Shuli Rand - the Oscar and Felix that Neil Simon could never have imagined. But director Dar certainly did - and dared to bring it to screen: "Ushpizin" ("Holy Guests") opens Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Ritz theaters. And who's the Oscar? Rand,...
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