Saturday, March 28, 2015 Nisan 8, 5775

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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
What's round and oblong, and big and small, and white and purple and green, and striped and lavender and black? What else but an eggplant or more precisely a dozen eggplants? You can find these colorful varieties at farmer's markets and ethnic green grocers. Their beauty is only skin-deep, you will discover, as their flesh tastes pretty much the same...
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Publishers can be shameless when it comes to trying to capitalize on a trend or a fad; and they can be particularly shameless promoters when it comes to taking advantage of the Jewish world's deep and abiding interest in the Holocaust. In the case of two recent books -- The Diary of Petr Ginz 1941-1942 , just reissued in paper...
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The never give in, damn-the-defiant Bielski Brothers of "Defiance" never cried uncle. But Barry Belsky did. Of course, he said. Why wouldn't he? Indeed, they were wonderful any time he cried out to them for help as a youngster. They were, after all, his uncles. Co-owner of Mr. Barstool in Old City, a family business, Barry Belsky is high-beam proud...
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Edward Zwick in all his glory in factual film of Holocaust heroics
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"Defiance" defines the ultimate act of partisan politics. Embattled by evolving evils, the Polish Jewish partisans of "Defiance" must deftly straddle empirical morality amid survival setbacks -- all the while assessing their own newly formed sorrowful society stacked up against them during the Holocaust. Into the woods they go for a grim existence; whether they leave alive requires an exit...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Take heart. The Wall Street slump, which is affecting everybody's lifestyle, need not be all gloom and doom. There's a silver lining: Save money by returning to home-cooked meals, which will also provide a chance for the family to sit down together. It's a good time to discuss what happened at school and work. Besides, cooking at home is healthier...
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Arts and Culture Events

Sat. Mar 28
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
5:00 PM
Sat. Mar 28
Israeli Film Festival of Greater Philadelphia
9:00 PM
Sun. Mar 29
Gershman Y
11:00 AM

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