Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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Breaking bread -- or breaking heads? "Friday Night Dinner" may or may not make the most out of the motzi ceremony as this BBC America series takes the kiddush cup and pours it all over the head of what one anticipates to be a traditional Shabbat dinner. But then, the Goodmans may be the most untraditional of Jewish families to...
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Renee Ghert-Zand, JE Feature
JERUSALEM The first thing Karen Brunwasser did when she moved to Israel in the summer of 2005 was buy a huge poster of the Philadelphia skyline and hang it in her apartment. While that poster still figures prominently in her home, it's Jerusalem's cityscape that's the focus of her attention these days. As deputy director of the Jerusalem Season of...
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What better name for a rapper than Michael Rapaport? "I am Rapaport," says the actor/director who will never be mistaken for Judd Hirsch or, for that matter, the late Cleavon Little, onetime stars of Broadway's "I'm Not Rappaport." He is that -- and so much more. The 41-year-old Rapaport beats rhapsodic about rap, and has done so ever since he...
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A tribute to 40 years of artistry at the Met
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SPEAKING VOLUMES The Hal Leonard Corporation, which is known for making lovely books about musical matters and releasing them under its various imprints, has outdone itself with its salute to James Levine's 40th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera. (In this case, the imprint is Amadeus Press and the book is, not surprisingly, titled James Levine: 40 Years at the Metropolitan...
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Eileen Goltz
SLICE OF LIFE There are times in your life when you've just gotta have that certain something sweet but you really don't want the guilt associated with gobbling up five bags of candy coins or a calorie-laden mega-doughnut topped with chocolate and filled with custard. That's when I reach for a cupcake. Deciding what kind of cupcakes to make and...
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