Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

Stephen Daldry turns the page on war-torn dramas
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Your weakly "Reader"? There is nothing weak-willed about Stephen Daldry's strong-spirited and powerfully propelling adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's best-selling novel The Reader, whose reading of the Holocaust is a riveting reminder that not all its stories have been bookended by biographers and Hollywood on one of its bathetic benders. Indeed, this is no banal bedtime story -- albeit much of...
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Have an egg roll, Mr. Goldstone; have a napkin, have a chopstick, have a chair. And, you, Mrs. Schwartz, have a good laugh. They're both on the menu as the "Moo Shu Jew Show" ( www.mooshujewshow.com ) gets ready to roll onto the Gershman Y agenda this coming Wednesday night. It's all part of the Santa clause: Jews shall have...
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Three holiday films face off with Hitler and the Holocaust
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Are the studios of Hollywood about to drop the dreidel on us? No spin zone, here. Latkes and lollapaloozas are in store for moviegoers at menorah time with three big features featured as Jewish gelt -- a guilt-load of riches -- at year's end and at next year's beginning. Paging "The Reader," a chilling chapter-and-verse adaptation of the best-selling Bernhard...
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Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, they made it out of ... rock? Roll with it, muses Erran Baron Cohen, keying in on some new sound advice for those who want mischievous music with their matzah balls. It's all in his latest, the lyrical "Songs in the Key of Hanukkah." "Ocho Kandalikas," with Yasmin Levy adding her voice to the mix? Rapper Y-Love...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Chocolate is good for your health, your skin -- even your teeth. Since this information comes courtesy of two registered dieticians in their new book, chocolate-lovers of the world can now shout "hallelujah!" In their new book, Chocolate: A Healthy Passion , released in September, co-authors Monica Bearden of Texas and Yardley-based Shara Aaron include interesting tidbits from the history...
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