Monday, September 15, 2014 Elul 20, 5774

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
As Rabbi Barry Schwartz tells it, one of his heroes is Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel, a 17th-century figure who set up Amsterdam's first Hebrew printing press. Ben Israel knew that printed books were the way of the future, rather than those copied by hand, said Schwartz, but he also understood that many people at the time still held a deep...
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In the last few works published by famed Israeli novelist Amos Oz, the author has looked back upon his life. There was his massive and brilliant memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness , in which he assessed his early years, his family and his nation as they all struggled with wrenching emotional events. Panther in the Basement , a...
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Israelis love to do it, especially on any holiday occasion
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Like many of us, Israelis head for the hills on any given holiday or long weekend to go camping. The forests and deserts are dotted with tents, RVs and campsites of all sorts, while clouds of smoke emanate from a barbecue grill. Israelis love to cook in the woods, whether camping for a week or just an afternoon picnic. It...
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Wigged out about starring in their first major film? Who could blame Jeana Zettler and Ashley Cutrona, portraying war-ready Wiggies -- a juicy junior high vocal team taking glee-bashing their Ivory Snow-covered competition, the Five Ovations, in "Standing Ovation," opening July 16. Standing O? Standing "oy"! "Well, yes, we are the meanies," says Cutrona, chuckling. But they're not "Mean Girls,"...
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Love, exciting and new -- or is that exciting and ... old ? "Just exciting!" exclaims actor Bernie Kopell. Come aboard: "The Love Boat" is setting sail for "Viagara Falls" and Kopell, the former doc holiday as the dreamboat medic Adam Bricker on "The Love Boat" some 30 years ago, has docked into the Little Shubert Theatre in New York...
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