Thursday, February 11, 2016 AdarI 2, 5776

The holiday has never been easier, with a boost from prepared foods
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Once upon a time, cooking for Passover was a real chore. In the old days, folks planned and created Passover meals using the very basic ingredients available -- matzah, matzah meal and cake meal. For this eight-day holiday, leavened foods -- chametz -- are strictly forbidden. Besides flour and breads, all foods containing even a speck of grain or cereal...
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Maybe more, on new filmmaker's Web site that pays
By:
Lisette Johnson, JE Feature
Ryan Wood's seven-minute short film was shown at the Toronto Film Festival. Then he posted it on a new kind of Web site that pays filmmakers -- professional or amateur -- each time viewers click on their work. What sets this Web business, Revver, apart from several other Internet-based video hosting sites is its promise to pay the videomaker 50...
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'Israel's Beatles' beat a path to the TLA stage
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Marsha Bryan Edelman, JE Feature
It is the job of social historians to identify important developments, and even pivotal moments, that signal turning points in popular culture. There is consensus that for listeners of "a certain generation," it was the appearance of the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" that launched the "British invasion" and changed the face of American music. For Israelis -- and...
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Jonathan Brody -- Broadway baby? Well, more Baby Boomer: The Englewood, N.J., native son recalls watching as an audience member the number "I Can Do That" from "A Chorus Line" and thinking, "I can do that." Indeed, he did; and it did a number on him: Years later, Brody performed the song and dance delight in the first summer-stock production...
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Kate Feiffer's fine new film adds a hint
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Ever take a look down the long seder table at the grumpy grandpa of a patriarch and think, "Boy, that's one bitter Herb!" Maybe it's because someone slipped an Easter egg into his egg matzah or, after years of fruitlessly awaiting the arrival of Elijah -- whining over how much Manischewitz they've wasted all that time -- he's discovered the...
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