Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775

NBC trumpets a new season with an Aaron Sorkin series that lyrically sings of insider insights
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Aaron Sorkin is no "Kookie" Burns. But then "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" is in a different neighborhood than "77 Sunset Strip," the hip seminal series of the late '50s/early '60s, in which Edd Burns' "Kookie," comb ever at the quick, was as slick a private dick as any detective show ever offered. Yet in a way, both "60"...
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Cantor David Tilman, JE Feature
Itzhak Perlman -- superstar violinist, teacher, conductor and Jewish mega-personality -- invariably awakens in followers a multitude of emotions: pride, admiration of his artistic gifts, and profound gratitude for bringing to life masterpieces of the solo violin repertoire. Born in 1945, Perlman is known throughout the world for his consummate artistry and ability to touch the deepest parts of our...
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How best to bid welcome to a new national Jewish TV network? Wilkommen? Bienvenue? Welcome? This is cable TV; not "Cabaret." So ... Shalom, Shalom TV. It's a greeting worth savoring, for Shalom, in bidding hello locally, is also bidding for national prominence by staking its network roots first in Philadelphia, where it has established a relationship with Comcast for...
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ABC miniseries offers a serious and affecting look back ... and forward
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How does a nation benumbed and benighted by a nightmare commemorate the fifth anniversary of the tragedy that rained down ash on it like confetti of chaos dancing darkly in the streets? With hope. Such is the hope of producers more sanguine than sensationalistic as they set up a series of special memorial movies in anticipation of 9/11/06. Perhaps the...
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War and wine -- even that pairing has a story these days. "It seems like we survived a real threat that may have ruined our harvest," declared Sasson Ben-Aharon, chief winemaker for Binyamina wineries. Their vineyards are located in Binyamina, between Haifa and Hadera on Israel's western coast, cities that were under attack by some of the 3,000 rockets discharged...
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