Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

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Chagall and the world he fashioned in his art are becoming something of a cottage industry for Yale University Press. Not surprisingly, this ever-resourceful publishing house has proven itself up to the challenge. In fact, in the space of two seasons, it has issued three separate and quite distinct titles that deal with the Russian-born Jewish artist. First was Vitebsk...
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"Jerusalem: Center of the World" is central casting of history and histrionics as the city of light shaded in shrouds of secrecy and succession is brought to broadcast status this April 1 on WHYY-TV 12, beginning at 10 p.m. Mecca for monotheism as well as myths, there is nothing singular about Jerusalem, for more than 40 centuries central landscape of...
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Set aside these tasty morsels for Passover mornings
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Here are the rules -- no flour, no cornstarch, no baking powder or baking soda, no yeast; therefore, no bread or challah for French toast, no noodles for kugel, no toasted bagels for the cream cheese, no "snap, crackle and pop" cereals, no croissants or muffins to round out our coffee. You know the routine -- eggs, matzah meal, matzah...
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'Irena's Vow' writer pledges a play with integrity
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Did Dan Gordon, whose books bore a celestial seal with Postcards From Heaven and whose directing credits included TV's road warrior, "Highway to Heaven," get heavenly messages on his highway to home some 20 years ago? In walk a rabbi, a minister and a priest ... "I was driving home in L.A., listening to this religious radio program," featuring a...
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They tell a sad tale about a brave young man during a terrible time
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In 1997, Manus de Groot, the foreman of a demolition company, was tearing down a house along Amsterdam's Vrolik Street when he found two bundles of letters hidden in the ceiling of the third-floor bathroom. It struck him that the correspondence must be of some importance since there was so much of it -- 86 letters and postcards, and one...
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