Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Some writers and artists draw inspiration from seeing a beautiful landscape, staring at a statuesque model or listening to a well-crafted anecdote. Not Art Spiegelman. Disaster is his muse. In his most famous work, the graphic novel Maus , the disaster was the Holocaust. The story told of his parents' struggles throughout the Shoah, with Jews depicted as mice and...
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Not entirely, but be prepared to think these poems through
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Paul Celan, like Tadeusz Borowski and Primo Levi, was a writer and survivor who committed suicide many years after leaving the horrific universe of the Nazi death camps. Celan is not as widely known as Levi -- his work is far too fearsome in its depth and obscurity to ensure a wide readership -- though he is considered by discerning...
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Great on a Sunday morning -- or a Thursday night!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
An invitation to a weekend winter breakfast is practically irresistible. The mere thought of freshly brewed coffee, stacks of fluffy pancakes and warm maple syrup is more than enough to have folks leap out of bed. And if you tease with "more than ordinary pancakes," then hungry hordes will gather at your table while the coffee is still perking. Make...
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Joseph Cedar's war film may net Israel a piece of Sunday's awards drama
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Cedar's of Lebanon? Cedars of Hollywood! Indeed, that's where Joseph Cedar will be this weekend, as his Lebanon-based "Beaufort" awaits its date with Oscar in the best foreign film category on Sunday night, in ceremonies to be broadcast on ABC. A Kodak Theater moment? "Beaufort," based on the bombed bastion of the Lebanon war, in which Israel's 18-year chai of...
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Is it any wonder that the director of a treasured and trumpeted Israeli film about an Egyptian police band from Alexandria should be concerned about ... tone? Strike up the "Band" -- Eran Kolirin certainly has, with "The Band's Visit," a sentimental journey of Jews and Arabs that strikes just the right ... tone. "Tone is important to me," says...
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