Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Nisan 26, 5776

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You Oughtta Be in Pictures! At 4, Ella loves her dollys. But then, she also enjoys the pans and long shots and, oh, that catering table at the end of a long day's shoot. Steven Spiel-birth? Little Ella Rosenblatt is the focus of "Beginning Filmmaking," which begins and ends with the heart as a frame of reference. Take five? She...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Two recent Jewish musical experiences have demonstrated their artists' attempts to affect Middle Eastern discourse. The wildly popular Eurovision Song Contest has been staged in European and Middle Eastern cities for 50 years, and it is always a leading international television extravaganza. Israeli entries "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" and "Hallelujah" won in 1978 and 1979. This year, the Israel Broadcasting Authority selected Achinoam...
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At the turn of the last century, travel to what was then called the Holy Land began to become a distinct growth industry (as promotional types like to put it these days). This was the period, of course, when Mark Twain was one of many Innocents Abroad , and his descriptions of the terrain and the people he saw there...
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The prospect, however remote, that Pennsylvania might eliminate grants to arts and cultural organizations has unnerved some Jewish groups already battling the fiscal currents and struggling to stay afloat. The Pennsylvania State Senate included in its budget proposal a plan to eliminate funding for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The council, part of Gov. Ed Rendell's office, provides grants...
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
The availability of American food products in Israel has grown exponentially since I first made aliyah to Jerusalem in 1966. At that time, it was unheard of to find the likes of Starkist tuna, Heinz ketchup, M&M's candies and Skippy peanut butter anywhere. One of the large supermarket chains would hold an "American Week" annually and import a tantalizing array...
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