Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

The flickering lights of the menorah inspire a variety of emotions among Jews -- from pride and a warm sense of belonging to sheer delight in their beauty. But for Jewish parents, they also bring a touch of worry -- as little eyes and hands are drawn to them. Small children should always be watched while the menorah is burning...
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On the first day of Chanukah, my true love gave to me ... "Interiors" and "September"? Was this some sort of Woody Allen joke? Quite the opposite: Airings of his two more serious films. Epix Network (not my true love but "TV Turn-Ons" does get excited about innovative offerings) is in on the joke -- and serious about scheduling a...
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Who else but novelist/comic-book writer Brad Meltzer on the case of history for TV?
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Decoding Brad Meltzer -- whose "Brad Meltzer's Decoded" invokes history mysteries and cipher-meisters, beginning a 10-part series on Dec. 2 on the History Channel -- requires no central intelligence agenda. Channeling history? Sure, the Brooklyn-born, Florida-raised writer who hails from Columbia University Law School, has added brilliant sparkles of wit and wisdom to the best-seller list by paging history through...
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In the four months since Rabbi Daniel Grodnitzky moved to the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, the young father said he's met more than 100 aspiring Jewish artists. By his estimates, there could be up to 1,000 Jews enrolled at the six art and music schools downtown -- and he wants to draw as many of them as he can into the...
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Atlantic City's Barry Lubin the Apple of circus fans' eyes
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The Bubba of the Big Top? What do you think they have in that seltzer bottle but 2 cents plain! But Barry Lubin is no plain Jane -- or Sadie -- of a Bubba: When the Atlantic City native dresses up to go to work, he wigs out: For without that schmear of lipstick, the rogue-rouge and that ragged mop-top...
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