Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

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Sex" and the -- suburbs? Since "Sex and the City" carried Carrie and company to new fiscal heights this past summer at the box office, raking in some $150 mil domestically -- which could pay for about a footlocker of Manolo Blahniks -- they've been tossing magnolias out of the windows of the Magnolia Cafe to celebrate. But, the film's...
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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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