Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
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A new documentary tells how a well-to-do Philadelphia couple rescued 50 Austrian children from the hands of the Nazis.
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Penny Schwartz, JTA
Marian Marzynski is an estemeed documentary filmmaker who's told many stories over the years. Now he's decided that his story is worth telling.
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Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust , a documentary which airs on WHYY April 7 and 8, tells the story of Jewish brothers with Philadelphia connections who saw a way to use their cigar business and political connections to save German and Austrian Jews at the start of World War II.
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Remember when Steve Martin's main gig was getting laughs walking on stage with a toy arrow through his head? Man, has he been on target in the years since those wild and crazy '70s! Nowhere was this more evident than on the Feb. 4 edition of "Saturday Night Live," which Martin hosted for a record-breaking 14th time in what turned...
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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
A new film has exposed a rift between those who view the Toulouse killer's actions as the product of deep anti-Semitic currents among jihadists and others who believe Mohammed Merah was driven largely by emotional problems stemming from a difficult childhood and possible psychiatric illness.
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