Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

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Key bored? Not even at the age of 80! But his birthday is just another jaunty working day for Byron Janis -- although there aren't many who get to celebrate with a performance before an anticipated crowd of hundreds and have their cake candles blown out at the New York Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center. But then, this Byron...
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Rabbi Saul Grife has never made any bones about the fact that he loves the music of the Grateful Dead, as well as other groups from the classic rock era, especially Santana, Cream and Jethro Tull. Grife said that he finds inspiration in their fusion of diverse musical influences, sheer energy and, yes, their countercultural ethos. The religious leader of...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Some writers and artists draw inspiration from seeing a beautiful landscape, staring at a statuesque model or listening to a well-crafted anecdote. Not Art Spiegelman. Disaster is his muse. In his most famous work, the graphic novel Maus , the disaster was the Holocaust. The story told of his parents' struggles throughout the Shoah, with Jews depicted as mice and...
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Not entirely, but be prepared to think these poems through
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Paul Celan, like Tadeusz Borowski and Primo Levi, was a writer and survivor who committed suicide many years after leaving the horrific universe of the Nazi death camps. Celan is not as widely known as Levi -- his work is far too fearsome in its depth and obscurity to ensure a wide readership -- though he is considered by discerning...
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Great on a Sunday morning -- or a Thursday night!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
An invitation to a weekend winter breakfast is practically irresistible. The mere thought of freshly brewed coffee, stacks of fluffy pancakes and warm maple syrup is more than enough to have folks leap out of bed. And if you tease with "more than ordinary pancakes," then hungry hordes will gather at your table while the coffee is still perking. Make...
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