Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

Love means never having to say you're ... sumo? With all due respect to the recently deceased author Erich Segal, love -- and self-image -- are a big part of the questions rolled around on the mat in the delightfully sumo-set arena of "A Matter of Size," the opening entry in the Israeli Film Festival, set to unspool on Feb...
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Finally getting published?
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Several months ago, when I discussed the work of the little-known German writer, Grete Weil, I posed certain questions and discussed conundrums surrounding the fickle nature of reputation in the arts. Why is it, I wondered, that certain writers achieve fame far out of proportion to the reality of their talent -- and that such reputations persist, despite the evident...
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Recipes for those who like to lounge in bed on ice-cold mornings
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
On Sunday mornings during the dead of winter, there are two types of people. There's the energetic kind who jump out of bed and go jogging, invigorated by the ice-cold air. They are the diametric opposites of the slugs -- people who love lying in bed, cozy in their flannel pajamas, as they dream up luscious comfort foods for breakfast...
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It's what all Haggadahs, old and new, have in common
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Every Passover, publishers unveil a string of the "newest" Haggadot, most of them capitalizing on a current societal trend that seeks to make the ancient book "more relevant" for a contemporary audience -- or, at the very least, more accessible. Over the last half-century or so, there have been Haggadot geared to the traditional family, the interfaith family,...
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... where a kosher comic proves his mettle
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Here's a headline not for the Wall Street weak: "Gold Soars; Dullards Devalued." Such is the result of the riches afforded by former economics major Elon Gold, whose stock in supersmart, smack-in-the-face funny is a funny bones bailout for these unbankable times. As a stand-up comedian, he also stands up for the joys of Judaism, which, suffice it to say,...
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