Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

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Ami Dayan has one eye on history, the other on the present. The cousin of Moshe Dayan serves as director general of a bard's battlefield, bringing to the stage wars of words that clash like flinty unsheathed swords forged in Rashomon-like steel. He has created quite an acclaimed career for himself since immigrating from Israel in 1999, meeting the millennium...
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Stories with themes
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Several weeks ago, I wrote about David Evanier and categorized him as a writer of high quality who has labored for years in almost complete obscurity. I often think of the writer Lore Segal in the same way, although the cases are not comparable. No one could say that Segal has been as critically ignored as Evanier. In fact, if...
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Some North African flavor at your table
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
"Tunis is magic," stated English professor Sadok Bouhlila of the University of Tunis. It took just a short taxi ride to absorb the pulsating vibrancy and modern development that is Tunis. We had come at the urging of our Tunisian friend, Sami Ouhada and his wife, Bonnie. Sami had assured us that "Tunisia is filled with fascinating contrasts, including the...
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At 19, heartthrob Zac Efron cuts a class act, on screen and off
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High school can be a high-wire act between cool and fool, king and clown, zits and hits. The taut experience has taught at least one hot hero that balance is bliss: Clearly, Zac Efron doesn't fear from Clearasil; his career is as creamy as his clear complexion as he smooth-talks his way through high school hi jinks and serves as...
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Meals as mitzvot? Eric Krebs has sandwiched in a career of wry political bites and crispy creations, toothpicked together with topical observations. What would Dagwood say? It's what those who see his works say that speaks to the soul of the creative Krebs, a teacher whose bimah extends from Baruch College to the off-Broadway venue of New World Stages, where...
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