Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775

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The Jewish Publication Society is tiny in comparison to publishing powerhouses like Random House and Yale University Press. Indeed, it released just eight new titles last year. That makes the fact that JPS beat out nearly every other publisher in the 2006 National Jewish Book Awards all the more remarkable. The honors, which were doled out earlier this month, named...
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When Marthe Cohn acknowledged to a sold-out audience Sunday morning that she made an "unlikely spy," she wasn't kidding. At 4 feet, 7 inches, the 86-year-old Jewish grandmother hardly looks like the James Bond-type. But during World War II, Cohn, then in her 20s, worked as an undercover agent with French intelligence. Speaking in a heavy French accent, Cohn relayed...
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Willkommen to the Weimar Republic, where life is in an aberrant abeyance. Change for a '20s? Caught between world wars with its marks down, Germany struggles to be germane once more. And if the song in its heart is a sad one, is that precursor to punishing times ahead? The cabaret doors are open even if the minds are closed...
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Hal Goldberg doesn't do Windows: "I was a P.C. person, but I came to my senses and came over to MAC." These days, when he buys hardware, he's bi-computer. Why? It's only fair since the new apple of his eye is a P.C. musical that is not necessarily ... P.C. Not if you're a nerd, anyway. As the composer of...
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Director helms world premiere of author's work with few, if any, enemies and much support
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A Jewish geometrician/alchemist, I.B. Singer long ago learned how to change a love triangle into a foursome. He's not known as the magician of lovin' for nothin.' Sarah Schulman has a bit of the abracadabra about her, too. "Enemies, A Love Story," originally serialized in Yiddish by Singer for the Jewish Daily Forward 40 years ago, and then adapted into...
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