Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774
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Water babies? Water babes! Even in their 80s now, the women of "Watermarks" - the pooled report of eight members of the legendary Hakoah Vienna Sports Club, whose reunion 65 years after Nazi nefariousness sent them scurrying to different corners of the world - holds water and then some as a choice for the next edition of the Philadelphia Jewish...
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Not this guy, especially while living on Wisteria Lane
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Just who are those "Desperate Housewives" pushing down the basement steps now? Could it be … Emmy? No, that's Caleb. Emmy is Michael Berenbaum's thing. And what a thing it is for the Philadelphia native son, who still has family here. For when push comes to shove, it was Berenbaum who was pushed into the spotlight the other night, earning...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Since moving to Jerusalem in 1982, writer Yossi Klein Halevi has seen Israel go through a lot: vicious acts of terrorism, disengagement from the Gaza Strip and, a decade ago, the assassination of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The Israel correspondent for The New Republic and an occasional contributor to the opinion pages of The New York Times, Halevi will...
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'Squid and Whale' star Jesse Eisenberg astounds as troubled Jewish teen
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Jesse Eisenberg is the reel Oscar bait of "The Squid and the Whale," a wallop of a film in which an urbane urban mess of a family can't manage to see its way above sea level. Not that Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney don't limn illustrious portrayals of his Jewishly writerly professorial-type parents; they do. But that's all academic when...
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Movie Mania
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As Tevye and Golde said, discovering that they actually loved each other after 25 years of geshreis … "It's nice to know." Nice to know, too, that the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its silver anniversary with more than a shtetl of a following for its success. Indeed, the film fest - the second oldest of its kind after...
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