Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775

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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If we Jews are truly the People of the Book, then there is no more exact and resonant exhibit now on display than Chosen: Philadelphia's Great Hebraica , which runs through the end of the month at the Rosenbach Museum and Library off Rittenhouse Square. The telling nature of the show is made even more concrete by a close perusal...
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