Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
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One wag once said that the business of public relations could be defined as having sex on the sidewalk. If so, that explains why the fictional PR firm peopled by such image-pushers as Alex (Hank Azaria) and Helen (Kathryn Hahn) is a one-way street of broken hearts and loneliness -- yielding to some funny turns. Azaria is at the intersection...
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Did The Jewish Channel heed the shofar as a clarion call to start the new year with a blast in Philadelphia? So it is written -- it's right there, in the contract with Comcast -- that the national cable network known as TJC has just been wired locally for sound and sights, serving the region's Comcast digital subscribers. Must-see Jewish...
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Would Sholom Aleichem text? On the one hand -- but he would have had to use both hands, agrees Joseph Dorman: "And he'd text in Yiddish!" He would know: As writer, director and producer of Sholom Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness , opening on Sept. 23, at the Ritz at the Bourse, filmmaker Dorman opens wide the door on the...
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At 64, should Richard Lewis soon be applying for Social Security? No need. After all, he's done quite well for himself with social insecurity , so why rely on the government now? He's relied on himself and just about every quirk, headache, and ache and pain for his paean to everyday living, fueled by his one-time fix on drugs and...
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TV dials up 9/11 as it examines the day's impact 10 years later
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"Where were you when war broke out, Daddy?" My little girl is too young to recall even a reason for that question, but make no mistake, war -- of terror and on terror -- broke out on Sept. 11, 2011. And where we were then -- daddy, mommy, daughter, son, Jew, Christian, Muslim -- and where we are now traverses...
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