Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775

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A mother's kibitz -- kisses on the chic that smack of good intentions and, invariably, of good humor. Judy Gold's mother is the mother of all smotherers, and she tells you why in "25 Questions for a Jewish Mother," an off-Broadway hit off to Philadelphia, where it opens a limited run Dec. 11 at Philadelphia Theatre Company's Suzanne Roberts Theatre...
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An abundance of goodies from the world over
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Each year, I attend Kosherfest with excitement and anticipation. Walking up and down the aisles, I'm constantly amazed at the diversity and high quality of kosher products. And in the 21st century, the kosher cook can duplicate almost any dish, ethnic or otherwise. There's a kosher substitute for almost every ingredient imaginable -- even kosher shellfish, prepared, shaped and flavored...
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Housewives and husbands -- put the Hoover away: "Dust" is not "Schmutz" for the cleaning crowd. The real dirt on "Dust" is that it's destined to provide a spine-tingling time for those who think life is just a measure of inches and seconds, as fate sucks away rhyme and reason as a daily determinant. The power of the play is...
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Musicals like "Legally Blonde" don't just need lawyers to show all the right moves on putting together a success. They need a dance captain. Enter, stage right, Spencer Howard, J.D. -- Jewish dancer -- to show them the steps. Howard has his own Riff on success: After graduating from New York University just two years ago, the theater newbie found...
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Will the Yiddish police raid the Wilma?
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Wait, a minute, who you calling ... "Schmucks"? Nothing personal, just playful, muses Roy Smiles. He should know: Reviews have smiled down on the playwright's "Schmucks" since its debut in 1992 in London; it is about to receive a sweet 16 of an anniversary with a premiere staging here, at the Wilma Theater, opening this coming Wednesday after a series...
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