Monday, February 8, 2016 Shevat 29, 5776

It's Passover: Ole!
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
During Passover, most American Jews forgo the zesty tacos and tortillas they savor the rest of the year. But what if someone knew how to prepare Mexican food without flour or leavening? What if these recipes were served during the holiday's eight days in an upscale restaurant? "Several years ago, I began experimenting with the infusion of Mexican ingredients and...
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Esteban Hernandez could have been a star on Broadway, but when he was offered the role of Billy Elliot in the eponymous hit musical, the 14-year-old ballet whiz declined. "I didn't think I was ready yet," the Mexican-born Jewish dancer said. "I would have been performing all the time, instead of working on my technique." A real-life Jewish Billy Elliot?...
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Last year, just in time for Pesach, the antiquarian bookseller Historicana, founded in 1987 and still run by Irvin Ungar out on the West Coast, published a new, highly detailed and quite exquisite version of The Szyk Haggadah. Illustrated by Polish-born artist Arthur Szyk, this version of the beloved text had been created in Europe as Hitler was coming to...
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It could have been Jews and gentiles meeting at a Hillel mixer at Passover -- and wouldn't Tony and Maria have looked out of place ...
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"Tonight, tonight, won't be just any night ... " Of course, it's not just any night, Tony; it's Passover. Pass the matzah! And that raises more than four questions concerning the riveting revival of "West Side Story," a story unto itself playing the Palace Theatre on Broadway. Taking in more than a million a week at the box office, could...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
"Besa: Albanian Muslims Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust" is the title of an exhibition at Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim -- and the subject that has occupied photographer Norman Gershman for the past five years. The exhibit at the synagogue in Wynnewood ( www.mlrt.org ) opens on April 13. Through his camera's lens, Gershman -- who was born...
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