Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775

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Rikki Reyna, JE Feature
Wandering through the souks of the Marrakesh medina, Josh Asen was surprised to hear the hip-hop sounds of Puff Daddy and Eminem over the strains of traditional religious music. In Morocco on a 2004 Fulbright fellowship to research hip-hop, Asen, then 24, impulsively abandoned the idea of writing a paper -- too dry-- and decided to make a film instead...
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Yippie, oy vey? The Yiddish yelp and war cry of a Jewish John McClane? Or the peace plea of the Jewish dissidents of the Chicago 7/8? Life may seem safer with McClane as your die-hard buddy and battery mate, but it's the "Hair" today, gone tomorrow activists of an atavistic time that put America on trial who take up screen...
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Paul Soles is feted for role as an embittered Holocaust survivor who, indeed, will never forget
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When 72-year-old Saul Sampson goes to bat for his heritage, it is more as Holocaust survivor than Louisville Slugger. His power is juiced by Judaism, steroids replaced by stings of memory that have him continuously circling the bases in his mind in a mad dash to outrun the goose-stepping Nazis who managed his diurnal lineup and litany of loss and...
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Cantor David Tilman, JE Feature
Just what is a Radical Jewish Music Festival? One being held at six different venues throughout the University of Pennsylvania and West Philadelphia neighborhoods, no less. "Radical" ... "Jewish." My interest and curiosity were stimulated by these words, enough so that I attended the fifth program of the March festival, featuring singer Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, together with pianist Anat Fort...
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Oy-Oy Seven? "In a way," claims Oded Gur-Arie, "this is what James Bond would have been like if he had had a family. "And he were Jewish." The spy who loved me? Gur-Arie agrees. His father, Ze'ev, was a Mossad operative who loved his family, but, perhaps, his home-away-from-home high-jinks even more. Ensconced in Egypt as a high-flying horse-breeder with...
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