Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

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To survive the Holocaust, the Jews had to battle near-impossible conditions -- hunger, filth, disease, ceaseless work, endless brutality. The fact that many made it until liberation was often a matter of sheer luck, as countless survivors have testified over the years since the end of World War II. But if it was difficult for the majority of people, how...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
The photo on the wedding announcement in the paper looked vaguely familiar. I wracked my brain for recollection. For better or for worse, I have great, almost stalker-like memory recall for people, places and pictures. I can see someone once, and, more often than not, remember things about them. This question stuck in my head for a few days until...
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Mentalist Uri Geller -- controversial, convivial -- has a feel for the 'Phenomenon'
Oh, those seder-table manners at the Geller manse must have raised more than four questions. It wasn't the bent elbows on the table, but those bent spoons ... No problem for Uri Geller since managing big matzah balls has been a lifelong oblong objective for the mentalist with a mind of his own. This Tel Aviv native son tellingly has...
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E.T. -- Egad, a Terrorist -- call home! And just pray he doesn't use a cell phone. Such is the explosive life -- and fight -- of Raja, the radiant, if radioactive, exchange student from Pakistan who's exchanged a reserved life in the Middle East for a riotous existence in Middle America in "Aliens in America," the new CW Monday-night...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Chen Reiss, Israeli-born and educated lyric soprano, made a stunning and almost "electric" impression in her debut performance with the Philadelphia Opera Company in Verdi's masterpiece, "Rigoletto." Playing the role of Gilda, daughter to the hunchback court jester Rigoletto, Reiss brought her cool and clear soprano to the stage of the Academy of Music for several performances, possibly the best...
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