Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
More than 35 five years have passed since the beginnings of the worldwide klezmer revival, and the Klezmatics -- the New York-based six-member band -- have risen to the top of the American and European klezmer hierarchy. Next stop: The Gershman Y, where the recent Grammy Award winners will join the Dixie Hummingbirds, a gospel group no stranger to Grammy...
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Broadway Danny Burstein is red-hot -- and white-haired -- in the smash hit
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Nothing drowsy about Danny. Danny Burstein's burst of top-drawer talent helps draw in the crowds to "The Drowsy Chaperone," the sunny, stunning and anything but soporific musical slap in the face wake-up call for any theater-goer who feels Broadway's been overdosing on stupid sedative-saturated musicals. Snap out of it! And who better to snap a picture of pell-mell pandemonium than...
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Who'd predict that the producer in control of keeping the heartbeat beating on the still heart-racing "Law & Order: SVU" would have a stethoscope wrapped around his neck at wrap parties? As executive producer of the prime-time procedural still in its prime, Dr. Neal Baer has his finger on the pulse of what makes this top-notch TV series tick as...
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The idea of a museum dedicated to retelling the history of Polish Jewry -- a state-of-the-art institution erected on Polish soil -- is moving closer to reality after more than a decade of planning, fundraising and, at times, heated debate over what exactly it should convey. The international team of planners behind the Museum of the History of Polish Jews...
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Levi trumps Darwin, somewhat sadly, of course
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Several months ago, the Royal Institution of Great Britain did an astonishing but wholly appropriate thing: It named Primo Levi's The Periodic Table as the "best science book ever written." The Levi volume, which is made up of 21 sections, each tied to one of the elements of the periodic table, beat out estimable works by James Watson, one of...
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