Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Shevat 7, 5775

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Rachel Silverman, JE Staff
In what has become a long-running Philadelphia tradition, the 13th annual Jewish book festival will once again showcase some of the region's foremost Jewish wordsmiths. But unlike previous years, in which events have been held at numerous venues over the course of several weeks, this year's festival will be a single-day affair. That means that on Nov. 19, the Gershman...
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Until recently, most people, when asked if they recognized the name Nora Ephron, might have come up with "When Harry Met Sally," "You've Got Mail" or even her novel Heartburn . It would have depended upon the age of the respondent whether they would have picked out the movies or recalled the book -- or just have drawn a blank...
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Satire, it is said, closes on Saturday night. Not this Shabbat. "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" make good box office, too, as time and again, weekend, weakened from laughing, this "anti-Semitic" screed screams solid soiled sheets with audiences who go for the film that scats scatological. Who knew that the Running of the...
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New beginnings for the Dead End Kids? Leonard Getz thinks so, and the local CPA seems to have their number. Getz' geshrei of a salute to the group, From Broadway to the Bowery: A History and Filmography of the Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys, East Side Kids and Bowery Boys Films, With Cast Biographies, casts light on the brooding...
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Arbus in Wonderland? In a way, Steven Shainberg's dreamscape of a movie about daring photographer Diane Arbus mirrors her own work, a phantasmagoria of photo finishes and bizarre beginnings that wax and wane with an "Alice in Wonderland" aura of wonderment. His film of "Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus," her demi-biography -- he concedes it's not wholly about...
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Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
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