Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Kislev 25, 5775

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For months, the board of the National Museum of American Jewish History debated just what to do about Shabbat. Should the new building be closed for the day, kept fully open or could there be room for some kind of compromise? They might have saved some time by listening to kids at the Robert Saligman Middle School, part of the...
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The films of Michael Haneke let no one off the hook
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Several months ago, I began writing what's shaping up to be a series of articles about my reintroduction to the film world through the pleasures of home video technology and the ever-burgeoning field of cinema books. The re-evaluation process started six months ago, when I came to realize that my disillusionment with Hollywood action films and dim-witted comedies had caused...
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Quick meal, long-lasting taste
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Jamie Geller, JE Feature
MONSEY, N.Y. — Chanukah, O Chanukah ... it's one of my favorite times of year -- and certainly one of the busiest! I host several parties because you know how it goes: Aunt Jenny won't come if Uncle Oscar is in the room, and Scott isn't talking to Heather, and Barbara won't bring the kids if Steve is coming. You...
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Documentary follows 'Candyman' Lane and all its licorice-style twists
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Sugar daddy? Only in the sweetest sense: Father of a confectionery craze that captured the national sweet tooth in the '70s and '80s, David Klein's cavity of memory is filled in with a documentary that conveys both the sweet and sour experience of fleeting fame -- and backstabbing business deals. Jelly Bellies/belly laughs don't gel in the same way for...
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Keep that belt loosened for a Shabbat of thanks
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
I love the night after Thanksgiving. It's the perfect time to host a late fall Shabbat dinner for friends and relatives who spent the holiday with other people. Making the most of this opportunity, my niece's in-laws routinely celebrate Thanksgiving a day late, because they know all four of their married children will be able to join them the next...
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