Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 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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"Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World"? Keep looking; Albert Brooks hasn't found it. Certainly, his current so-called comedy is bereft of it. Maybe it's hidden under one of the barkas the characters of the film wear. What "Comedy" does is wearisome. Based on the premise that the best way to disarm the enemy is to nuke 'em with nuggets...
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The advancement of next generation wireless devices, flat panel displays, digital television, MP3 devices and gaming consoles will push consumer electronics sales to a new high of $135.4 billion dollars in 2006, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. Gone are the days of individual components for each function; audio receiver, television, CD player, DVD player, etc. Technology has delivered a...
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Isn't that Dr. Zhivago in the dining car?
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Ben G. Frank JE- Feature
Dawn was breaking on this clear summer morning when I photographed the most famous picture that Jewish visitors always took on the 6,000 miles of the Trans-Siberian Railway - at least in Soviet times. I snapped a shot of the railroad station stop sign, written in Yiddish letters, "Birobidzhan." "Birobidzhan," known as the Jewish Autonomous Region and located in the...
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Frank Rosci- JE Feature
With the Winter Olympics to begin in two weeks in Torino (Turin), Italy, that funny yet familiar "shushing" sound emanating from snow-covered mountain sides and hills - and heard nearly continuously this time of year in many cold-weather locales, from the Poconos to New England - can mean only one thing: Skis are slicing through snow and ice as the...
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