Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

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Masada Siegel, JE Feature
"Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner, and there's got to be a story, but I just can't find it," I said to my Dad in the swimming pool. He looked at me and smiled, "What about writing how Rosh Hashanah is celebrated around the world?" "Boring," I replied. "I need a creative story." "Okay, what about writing a story...
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Not for those who know the talented 'Jersey Boy' Jarrod Spector
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When it comes to Jersey peaches primed for the picking, no one's plucked a juicier part than Jarrod Spector, this Jewish kid from Meadowbrook, a musical mensch in the monster hit "Jersey Boys" with the plum role all his own. At his Bar Mitzvah, he learned to walk like a man. Now, at 26, he's taken the next step: He's...
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Lisa Landry's laundry list of life's checkpoints is awash in the fab and funny. But then, her humor isn't so much drip-dry as it is wet and wild. But the tide has changed a bit in recent years. In the currency of comedy, she's well aware of the conversion rate of exchange. Indeed, she's exchanged Christian roots for rooting for...
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The ZIP code for "51 Birch Street" may as well end in 007; such is the mystery and intrigue unraveled in this compelling film of romance and regret by Doug Block of a marriage more mixed than stirred. It is a Block party done in "Street" theater style, with a roving camera delivering a riveting framed picture of a family...
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Thanks to the wonders of the Internet -- not to mention the United Parcel Service and a generous helping of dry ice -- having kosher meat and poultry delivered directly to your home is now just a mouse click away. Michael Freedberg, the 26-year-old co-founder of a new service called www.glattondemand.com said that he initially started shipping kosher meat and...
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