Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
Jerusalem No one is happier about the renovations under way at Israel's largest and most famous museum than the security guards at the nearby Bible Lands Museum. They say that every day, dozens of first-time visitors looking for the Israel Museum pass through the Bible Museum security gates before realizing their mistake. Up to now, the fabulous, 20-acre, half-million-artifact collection...
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When it comes to contemporary scholarship dealing with the 24 books that comprise the Hebrew Bible, academics and theologians can find all sorts of ways to disagree with one another. Here are just of few of the subjects they argue about: How reliable are all or parts of the text as a historical document, and what does the entire work...
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Robert Redford goes unscripted in talking of repairing the world
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Butch Cassidy and the Tzedakah Kid? Robert Redford has risen to the task often, reliably riffing that give-back is payback for all the good fortune he's had through life. And the cutie cowboy with the customized green hat -- an eco-educator echoing the beauty of the natural, and who's harnessed the energy and talents of unbridled youth at his fast-stepping...
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Tchaikowsky was no sleeping beauty, but he gets a trilling wake-up call in Mark Nadler's nattering raucous riot of pianistic Ruskie-fisticuffs of a show, "Tschaikowsky (and Other Russians)," now playing at Morgans Cabaret at the Prince Music Theater. Bang the shoe slowly: If you hear the pitter-patter of theatrical footprints, it has everything to do with the title number of...
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Filmfest fields a winner to kick off its season
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Soccer as succor for the weary when the World Cup is half-empty rather than half-filled? Such is the glass life -- easily shattered, jaggedly edged -- that Mauro morbidly must live through when the youngster's peripatetic parents, burdened with the baggage that comes from being Jewish lefties in Catholic-righteous Brazil, get the boot from their Belo Horizonte burg that not...
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