Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
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New beginnings for the Dead End Kids? Leonard Getz thinks so, and the local CPA seems to have their number. Getz' geshrei of a salute to the group, From Broadway to the Bowery: A History and Filmography of the Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys, East Side Kids and Bowery Boys Films, With Cast Biographies, casts light on the brooding...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Staff
In what has become a long-running Philadelphia tradition, the 13th annual Jewish book festival will once again showcase some of the region's foremost Jewish wordsmiths. But unlike previous years, in which events have been held at numerous venues over the course of several weeks, this year's festival will be a single-day affair. That means that on Nov. 19, the Gershman...
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Until recently, most people, when asked if they recognized the name Nora Ephron, might have come up with "When Harry Met Sally," "You've Got Mail" or even her novel Heartburn . It would have depended upon the age of the respondent whether they would have picked out the movies or recalled the book -- or just have drawn a blank...
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I remember that once I'd been exposed to the Holocaust as a preteen by reading Anne Frank's diary and seeing movies like "The Pawnbroker" with Rod Steiger, I would repeatedly ask my parents and other members of their generation exactly what they'd known about the situation in Europe. I was always curious about their lives, wanting to learn what it...
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I had long considered it a rule of thumb that great artists in whatever field of endeavor are generally excellent writers -- splendid diarists, say, or incisive letter-writers at the very least. There are so many creative types who fit the bill -- Vincent Van Gogh, for example, or Hector Berlioz. But I've recently met the example that undermines my...
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