Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775

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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Seeing Harvey Fierstein in "Fiddler on the Roof" last winter made me think about how the world has gotten better since Shalom Aleichem's day. And how it's gotten worse. And about how inevitable it was that, once in America, Tevye's youngest daughter would vex her poor, traditional father by marrying a woman. One thing I didn't think about was how...
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What's a nice Jewish girl like Sarah Silverman doing with a mouth so scummy that soap would run screaming from it? Or, as Silverman herself might put it, "None of your #@*!&*# #@**#@##! Hmmm, she can hide from intensified Tide. If sweet Sarah has her finger on the pulse of contemporary comedy, it may also be the same finger she's...
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'Paradise' … Regained? Palestinian's film about suicide bombings targets their futility
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The 70 virgins aren't the only ones having a go at it for the first time in "Paradise Now," the controversial and craftily compelling new film about suicide bombers by Hany Abu-Assad. The Palestinian director/co-writer has made what is conceivably the first feature featuring a suicide bomber's point of view; it is a film as explosive in debate circles as...
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What's big at the biggest event of the year? Organic everything!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The whole world's gone kosher! At least that's how it appeared in mid-November, at New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center. At Kosherfest 2005 - the kosher food-and-wine trade show - some 10,000 buyers, marketers and producers jammed the aisles, jostling to hone in on the grand extravaganza of new and improved kosher products displayed in 425 booths. Kosherfest 2005 is...
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It's fiction at its best - mystery, murder, love and hate
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The call comes in early to the Baltimore County police - there's been a shooting at a suburban high school. But when the police arrive, all their training doesn't prepare them for what they discover: three former best friends locked in a girls' bathroom. One's dead, another is critically injured from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound while...
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National Museum of American Jewish History
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