Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

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Lee Holder can't say if he's ever taught a single Jewish student in all his years at North Lenoir High School in rural La Grange, N.C. Yet Holder, who's also not Jewish, was so touched by the account of a Holocaust survivor that he decided to dedicate his teaching career to the subject. The challenge, he said, is bringing the...
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How the French got in step with the Nazis during World War II
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Until the release of Marcel Ophuls' four-hour documentary The Sorrow and the Pity in 1971, the conventional wisdom about France during World War II was that it may have been a country swiftly defeated by the Nazis, then brutally occupied, but no matter what, it never grew complaisant -- nor did it ever misunderstand its true mission under...
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE Moms everywhere wake up -- far too early -- on weekends only to contemplate breakfast for the entire family, sometimes when those college kids are in town visiting. Kids come home to sleep in and have mom do mountains of laundry. And they want to eat, and eat well. While feeding your brood is important, the more...
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Gay and Orthodox, Ari Gold airs it all out musically
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Ari Gold has a real entourage, and it's made of up of kings and queens. Well, his title is Sir, which explains the kings, and as far as the rest of the royal retinue is concerned, Gold has gotten sterling support from the gay community he is part of. But the Orthodox? A rocker who courts men in black from...
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Songwriter supplies his lyrics, plus thoughts on what swayed him melodically
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SPEAKING VOLUMES I have no objectivity when it comes to Finishing the Hat , Stephen Sondheim's collected lyrics covering the years 1954-1981, recently published by Alfred A. Knopf. How could I, when the musicals discussed in these pages, beginning with Gypsy , which I saw during its Philadelphia tryout in 1959, have made up some of the most memorable moments...
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