Monday, March 30, 2015 Nisan 10, 5775

Going for the ''Golda'' Valerie Harper primed for her portrayal of Israel''s legendary prime minister
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What’s “Golda’s Balcony” but Molly Goldberg’s stoop with a vertical view of breaking news rather than bleak Brownsville. Ah, but what a view! And as Golda Meir stoops to conquer, Valerie Harper steps into the role as if she were born to do so. From “Rhoda” to “Golda,” Harper’s planted her feet solidly on Mother Earth characters, whether they be...
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Sally Friedman- JEFeature
You're sitting in a restaurant trying to enjoy your meal when the kids at the next table start acting up. First, just a poke here and there. Then some more serious wrestling. Then shouts of "You liar! You stupid idiot!" Thuds. Blows. Hollering. By now, a civilized meal is out of the question. And so, probably, is your own digestion...
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A month that's oh so sweet...
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Ethel G. Hofman- JE Feature
Americans are crazy about chocolate, though that's nothing new. Smooth, silky, sweet and intoxicating, chocolate has titillated the senses for nearly 3,000 years. Back then, the Aztecs regarded the rich, dark cocoa beans as a gift bestowed by the great god Quetzalcoatl to ease their earthly passage to heaven. The chocolate was reserved for warriors, nobility and priests. In the...
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Just about two months ago, The New York Times published one of the most fascinating - and nontraditional - obituaries it's run in years. The headline, which looked more like the type that would accompany a news story and not a death notice, read: "A Nazi Past, a Queens Home Life, an Overlooked Death." It seems that Hermine Braunsteiner Ryan,...
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As rain teemed down on the roof of Gratz College, those seated in its large auditorium intermittently laughed, murmured and even wiped back tears in response to Marc Levin's acclaimed documentary "Protocols of Zion." More than 600 people watched on Jan. 29 as the film tackled issues of hate and anti-Semitism in post-Sept. 11 America. "We're here to discuss a...
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