Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

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At first glance, no one would ever associate Todd Solondz's films with those of Judd Apatow. And yet, Solondz, one of the premier independent filmmakers of the past two decades, has made a new film, Dark Horse , that plants its flag firmly in the fertile ground of arrested development so successfully mined by Apatow in films like The 40-Year-Old...
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Israeli audiences are in on the joke as comedy clubs begin to thrive
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Heard the one about that off-the-wall comedy club in Jerusalem, where, if you bomb on stage, people gasp in horror? In all seriousness, there really is a club in Jerusalem called Off the Wall. However, with a little bit of love and care, the world of stand-up comedy is starting to blossom in Israel. "To experience the comedy scene in...
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Just as the population of shore towns continues to swell as summer progresses, so, too, does the list of top-flight performers coming to entertain vacationers and residents alike. For area Jews, 2012 is shaping up to be one of the most entertaining years ever. Whatever your favorite type of live event -- comedy, music, theater or even political cabaret --...
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A TASTE OF ISRAEL
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
Nothing says summer more than a beautiful bowl of fresh cherries. Bing is the best-known sweet cherry. Large, round, and extra-sweet, it has purple-red flesh and a deep red skin that is close to black when fully ripe. Available from the end of May until early August, you can bet that the Bing will star in the National Cherry Festival,...
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For the first special exhibition to be presented since moving to its new location on Independence Mall nearly two years ago, the National Museum of American Jewish History picked an appropriate and timely subject. "To Bigotry No sanction: George Washington and Religious Freedom," which opens to the public on June 29 -- just in time for the July 4th holiday...
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