Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

'Everybody Loves Raymond' producer finds out the hard -- albeit very funny -- way
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After a nine-year run on CBS, "Everybody Loves Raymond" was beloved, adored, admired -- but adapted? Only after creator/exec producer Phil Rosenthal decided to bring "Raymond" -- which dominated the network's comedy bloc -- to the former Eastern Bloc did he realize that being bullet-proof was not enough when engaged in a game of Russian roulette. To Russia, with love...
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Mable Lee's been in show business since the age of 8, singing and dancing with big bands, at nightclubs and on numerous New York City stages. On Saturday, at age 89, the Harlem resident added "Jewish museum" to her long list of performance venues. The crowd at the National Museum of American Jewish History roared as Lee, with the casual...
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On tragedy and triumph in Theresienstadt
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Theresienstadt -- the concentration camp due north of Prague, Czechoslovakia -- came to be known as "the model ghetto," used to demonstrate to visiting Red Cross officials how well the Jews were being treated, and especially, how much freedom they had to express themselves creatively. All of this effort was meant to put to rest once and for...
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Author insists: It's not just a cookbook, it's a mitzvah project
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? Falling on May 1 this year, Holocaust Remembrance Day also marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. What could be more meaningful than honoring survivors through the foods they savored before World War II forever changed their lives? Joanne Caras compiled the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook: Collected from Around the World . Alongside the 129 recipes in the...
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Lebanon and the not-so-civil war that erupted between the right and the left brings its battlefield to the big screen this weekend, with all the religious and political rancor endemic to the region played out by flame-throwers on a combustible crusade. "Well, we have been confused with that Lebanon," quips Jason Contino, co-producer of "Lebanon, PA," opening on Friday, April...
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