Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

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"A world premiere of a klezmer musical?" "That's right, Shlemiel. The first." "But I thought I was the first." "You were. But that was just the title, 'Shlemiel the First,' which the Prince Music Theater staged with you as its backward boychick 13 years ago. Now the Prince is putting on the world premiere of a different klezmer musical called...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
The idea of dating a model is the stuff of male fantasies. After all, we see these icons of beauty incessantly -- on television, in movies, on magazine covers, maybe even on the street. And, of course, it's well-documented -- and maybe even stereotypical -- that some men can be image-driven when it comes to relationships. While some men are...
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A glimpse of Hungary before tragedy took hold
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Adam Biro's One Must Also Be Hungarian , recently published by Chicago University Press, is a short book -- topping out at just 168 small pages -- but it contains multitudes. Within its series of portraits, it tells the long, wondrous but ultimately tragic history of Hungary's Jews through the lens of the author's family, following them from the 19th...
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Now's the season, so buy 'em and bake 'em!
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Andrew Schloss
There is something very stately about a baked apple. Alone on the plate, plump with brown sugar, raisins and spice, a glaze of cool cream gilding its perfection, it stands regally, uncompromising, daring to be nothing more than itself. The time couldn't be better for replaying this old standard, for the best baking apple nature has to offer is waiting...
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Jersey girl off and running in off-Broadway hit
Smokin' hot while lightin' up along Tobacco Road: Well-bred Meredith Brandt is trailin' sparks as the trailer-trash child chillin' in the overheated confines of a combustible family aflame with the fury and fire of poverty. She accomplishes this in a new off-Broadway show that is so off the trail of her everyday life that she may need a compass more...
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