Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774

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Marc Beja, JE Feature
Members of New York University's coed Jewish a cappella group, Ani V'ata, bounced up and down on stage, keeping pace with the harmonies and rhythms of their original arrangement of an Israeli pop love song. It's a sound being heard more often around the United States, as Jewish a cappella music -- singing without instrumental accompaniment -- surges in popularity...
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Several months ago, The New York Times Style Magazine , which in this case was devoted solely to travel, ran a lively article about the town of Boulder, Colo. The title was "Twenty-Five Square Miles Surrounded by Reality," which, for those conversant with "Boulder-ese," sums things up nicely; even more to the point was the second headline: "If you're a...
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From under the boardwalk to above the marquee has had a soft salt-water taffy of a tug at the heart of executive producer Robert Schulman, whose "Greetings From the Shore" is a warm summer breeze of bonhomie opening this Friday. It's all boy-meets-girl-meets-sunshine as a young couple in love goes la-la in summertime Lavalette, N.J. It's the Jersey boys --...
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Judah Halevi, who lived, it is thought, from 1075 to 1141, remains to this day one of the most remarkable figures in the history of Jewish literature and thought. Principally remembered as a poet, he was also a serious thinker, both within his poetry and outside of it, especially if one considers all he had to say about faith, the...
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For Persian Jews, it's always been as natural as the New Year
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
In Ashkenazic culture, Passover and seders go together. However, for Jews from Persia (now Iran), a seder is also an essential part of the Rosh Hashanah meal. Symbolic foods are served, prayers recited, and discussions with family members and friends have been known to be lengthy and animated. The symbolic foods, as well as the dishes served at the meal,...
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