Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

By:
M.J. Fine, JE Feature
All odds are against the survival of a poem. The chance of being completed, the chance of being saved, the chance of being shared, the chance of being appreciated -- none of these are to be taken lightly. And yet, for some tortured souls, poetry is the one thing that sustains and affirms their existence. Consider Paul Celan. Though it's...
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Perelman museum addition is a welcome work of art
By:
Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
Museums are the primary stewards of collections. They exhibit them, care for them, grow them. Over time, as collections get bigger, museums often find themselves out of space, longing for a way to burst out of their architectural footprint. Very often, the process of expansion is met with community opposition. In New York, three major museums have been in running...
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NBC may have yet another one in the flesh this season
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Hollywood Must "ESP" TV? Maybe. But can NBC increase its viewership by having an Israeli mentalist turning the remote on to its network without viewers even having to bother? Ben Silverman laughs at the very thought. Think of a number from 1 to 10 -- better yet, make it an audience share of 15. But then, as a primed prime-time...
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Putting the brakes on the break-fast
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Growing up, my island family always broke our fast with club soda and honeycake. For my father, however, it was a couple of sips of single malt whisky, which he insisted gave him "a lift." In my American home, it's orange juice, but after the first glass it's on to club soda -- old habits continue! So once again, at...
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An existential question: Is there choice involved in the rescuing?
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How do you explain goodness, really get at the essence of what it is? Its properties are as mysterious -- as unexplainable -- as what motivates people to indulge in the worst sorts of evil. Goodness may, in fact, be even more resistant to explication than its opposite, since we've all been moved to hatred and so can tap into...
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