Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

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Mirth is Modi's operandi. Israeli-born Modi Rosenfeld -- now known by his first name only -- is on a first-name basis with laughter. The comedian with a cantorial commitment -- serving as chazzan at New York's Community Synagogue -- is no fringe festival funny man. Mainlining mirth? See for yourself: He's on screen on top of his game in "Stand...
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Life after death -- the death of a spouse, that is
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Confessional writing has been a fixture of the literary scene for so long now that we may forget how fraught with dangers the form can be, at least in its modern incarnation. A writer, even when striving to be unstintingly honest, can tip easily into bathos, or be so committed to "telling all" that he or she can begin revealing...
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Lag B'Omer and Mother's Day come back to back -- and it's all about the food
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Etehl Hofman, JE Feature
Lag B'Omer, this year takes place on Tuesday, May 12, on the 33rd day after the second day of Passover in the midst of the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot. ("Lag" is the Hebrew numerical equivalent of 33). For me and my husband, Lag B'Omer is a doubly special celebration. A few decades ago, we were married on Lag...
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Maybe on to a Tony Award sweep -- familiar dance ground for some local academy alums and their top-notch teacher
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Set to spring and soar among the Tony Award seraphim after stepping to the forefront of Broadway's best following this past Tuesday's record-tying nominations (15) announcement, "Billy Elliot" is operating on all jetés. And while this movie-based moving musical about an impoverished young lad from an English coal-mining town burnished into a diamond at dance class has raised the barr...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
A Bridge Over Troubled Water ... uh, Make That Sand Udi Bar David, 50-year-old veteran cellist in the Philadelphia Orchestra, has developed a far-reaching parallel musical life as the founder, president and artistic director of Intercultural Journeys, whose mission is "to promote understanding among people of diverse cultures through dialogue and the presentation of world-class performances in music, poetry and...
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