Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

Anna Paquin is a standout on screen portraying Irena Sendler
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Sendler's list? It was a massive mission on which Holocaust heroine Irena Sendler sent herself; the Polish Catholic social worker provided salve for the social insecurity inflicted on so many Jews during the war as they witnessed neighbors disappearing one Star of David at a time during dimming prospects of daily survival. Through subterfuge and substantial cunning, Sendler's saintly salvation...
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Black and blue and ... white: The bruised and bedraggled road from Ethiopia to Israel was one colored with anxiety, fear and history. And the spectrum of that special journey is all covered in hues of hope in "Live and Become," a spectacular 2005 Israeli movie -- just out on DVD -- which will receive a special screening Thursday evening,...
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And what a lovely shower it is!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Until I left the far-north Shetland Isles to go to college in Glasgow, I believed rhubarb to be the single most delicious item that came from our overgrown garden. Sure, in spring we had buttery lettuces, peppery radishes and sweet baby carrots -- all of which my brothers and I didn't hesitate to pull out of the earth, wipe the...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
"Besa: Albanian Muslims Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust" is the title of an exhibition at Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim -- and the subject that has occupied photographer Norman Gershman for the past five years. The exhibit at the synagogue in Wynnewood ( www.mlrt.org ) opens on April 13. Through his camera's lens, Gershman -- who was born...
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It could have been Jews and gentiles meeting at a Hillel mixer at Passover -- and wouldn't Tony and Maria have looked out of place ...
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"Tonight, tonight, won't be just any night ... " Of course, it's not just any night, Tony; it's Passover. Pass the matzah! And that raises more than four questions concerning the riveting revival of "West Side Story," a story unto itself playing the Palace Theatre on Broadway. Taking in more than a million a week at the box office, could...
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