Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

In Hollywood, as author/First Person Festival star moves from 'Bible' to the big screen
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When walking in the shoes of the fisherman, how does A.J. Jacobs know they're the same size? And what does he do with the sand and stones in the sandals? The writer ponders the pebbles as possibilities, not problems: "Sometimes, it's good if you have the sand stay in there." He should know. He's wiping the floor with his Florsheims,...
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But can the government/corporations deal with their 'truths'?
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Hoaxes with the most-est? Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno know what it means to just say no; their drug of choice is playing plants: As the Yes Men -- iconoclastic irritants who stage false press conferences and media events, and attend conventions as ersatz executives -- they bring world attention to growing global capitalism through chaos and comedy. False profits?...
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Cilantro is quite popular in Israel, and all over the Middle East and North Africa. It's part and parcel of Tex-Mex, Thai and Indian traditional cooking as well. But it's one of those things in the food world: You either love those pungent, sage-citrusy-tasting leaves or you hate them. It seems that there's very little middle ground. Scientists explain that...
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The story of survivor Lev Aronson and his beloved cello
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SPEAKING VOLUMES The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson . It sounds like the title of one of those wistful, purposely sentimental novels that seem to be pouring out of publishing houses by the barrel-full these days. But, in reality, the work, written by poet Frances Brent, is another heartbreaking Holocaust tale, this time about a real artist who was brutalized...
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Hear about the guy who had one circumcision after another? Finally, he caved, knock-kneed; they got it ... rite! Joel Shoulson understands his pain; the Main Line resident is, after all, one of the premier and in-demand mohels in the region, has been for decades. But that titillating title of "Circumcise Me" -- starring Yisrael Campbell with the director's cut...
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