Friday, November 21, 2014 Heshvan 28, 5775

This year's "One Book One Jewish Community" selection is NBC special correspondent Martin Fletcher's first novel, The List. The story begins at the close of World War II in London, where the main characters, Georg and Edith, a young married Jewish couple, have found refuge from Nazi Europe. They are eagerly expecting their first child. Still, all is not tranquil...
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Our Class, by Polish writer Tadeusz Slobodzianek,
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Scott L. Schwartz just may be the inverse of the Timex watch: He gives a licking and keeps on ticking. You just don't want to get him ticked off. The native Philadelphian is billed -- and built -- as "The Ultimate Bad Guy" by the Hollywood industry. His bruising brooding looks do nothing to dispel the notion that this is...
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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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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Sukkot, like Thanksgiving, celebrates a bountiful harvest. The joyful biblical holiday comes right on the heels of Yom Kippur when Jews all over the world will begin to build their sukkahs. These structures are symbolic of the humble booths used by farmers for shelter and shade while harvesting crops. Another explanation is that they symbolize the portable...
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