Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774
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Benjamin J. Jackson, JE Feature
"When I was your age ... " How many excruciatingly boring stories start this way? Tales of hardship and woe told by grandparents, distant relatives and other older folks who relish in reminiscing about their youth. But nowadays, on street corners, in coffee shops and in local watering holes across the country, a keen ear might hear this phrase escaping...
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Director Michael Winterbottom tops himself in Daniel Pearl tale
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It was the camera shot heard 'round the world -- a concord of angst and anomie released in a scripted scream so terrifying it empties the empyrean angels of their seats to the right side of God. Certainly, God is in the heavens, but not all is right with the world. That scream is the atonal atrophy of Mariane Pearl's...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Nothing is ever black and white, especially when it comes to people. Take, for example, the situation with Israel's Bedouin population, particularly in the south of the country, in the Negev Desert. There, some 180,000 Bedouin reside -- all citizens of Israel, but some black, and some white. The so-called white Bedouin are often dark-skinned, in typical Middle Eastern fashion,...
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'America's Got Talent' host gets the joke
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The lord of the ringmaster is more "Happy Feet" than fine-steppin' Frodo: Jerry Springer, whose Slinky-like spring-in-his step landed him among the favorites in "Dancing With the Stars" two seasons ago -- and whose fancy footwork was finessed from years of side-stepping thrown chairs and trailer trash on his pugilistic self-named talk show -- truly believes that "America's Got Talent."...
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'NCIS' star Cote de Pablo makes the most of her Mossad role -- and a revealing trip to her character's homeland
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Can a steamy Chilean pepper-pot of an actress pack the heat needed to play a secret-service agent whose hardboiled hand-to-hand fisticuffs first played out in the sunbaked sand dunes of Israel? Mossad: Impossible? Not for Cote de Pablo, whose coat of arms -- and armament -- bears an Israeli flag and firearms as her Ziva David adds zest to CBS'...
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