Sunday, August 28, 2016 Av 24, 5776

he wait is over, thanks to super Stan Lee
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POW! BAM! BARUCH HASHEM! Baruch Hashem? And why not? When you're a superhero named Mr. Mitzvah, who's going to make fun of flying tzit-tzit? Look, up in the sky, it's a pareve, it's a blintze, it's ... what is that schmatta that schmendrick is wearing? No, he's no superschmendrick: He's Ivan Wilzig, in real life, mild-mannered recording artist/philanthropist. But at...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Every summer, our thoughts turn to weddings. One of my co-workers is gleefully counting down the days until he's a married man, so I've got about two more weeks of hearing about cake tastings, flower arrangements and honeymoon plans. In honor of this summer's brides and grooms, I've categorized July's shows according to the wedding tradition. · Something old. John...
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Legendary producer goes for Goya tale during Inquisition
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It takes a living legend to scare the life out of "Goya's Ghosts." Who better a fan of phantasmagoria than soulful Saul Zaentz? Zaentz, praised profusely by publications as the last of the great producers, is what Bialystock and Bloom could only dream of had they considered themselves artists instead of arses. His "Goya's Ghosts" -- framed against the Spanish...
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Is there a better way to meet the neighbors?
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Even in summertime, life can become hectic. Parents still work; little children attend day camp. During school days, there's carpools to sports and after-school activities. But a lot of that dries up during the warmer months, when many people are away. So, consider a neighborhood block party. With a bit of planning, the whole family can bond with friends and...
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The sensual pleasures of Paris, with a twist
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When French Seduction appeared in my office several months ago, I very nearly let out a shout of pure joy. At last, here was a writer who was going to tackle French culture and society head on and reveal the whole naked truth. And, perhaps best of all, the writer, Eunice Lipton, happened to be Jewish, and her expertise was...
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