Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

A blockbuster with potential for a religious backlash
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Just why is Mona Lisa smiling? Probably because she didn't have to stand in line to get good seats at this Friday's opening of "The Da Vinci Code." Or maybe, she's glad she wasn't invited to "The Last Supper." After all, look at the tzuris it meant for Mary Magdalene? Whatever she's smiling about, there are others frowning on this...
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"Will & Grace" has always seemed like a scene excerpted right out of "Fiddler on the Roof," with some changed lyrics accompanying its soundtrack. It's as if Grace was the little girl Tevye carried, and Will the little boy at play - who were then promptly dropped on their heads. Under the canopy you see them - using it as...
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Since his death in 2004, it has only become clearer how extraordinary an artist Richard Avedon was, how completely he remade the art of photography through the force and purity of his vision. He was also one of the most unpredictable of American artists, especially considering the stature he’d attained by the 1960s. People who reach the heights he did...
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Eating out takes on a whole new meaning
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Driving the 1,200 or so miles from Florida to Philadelphia is an overnight adventure. Each year, we join the exodus of those driving up north eager to join family and friends. But it becomes complicated when we take along our miniature Shetland sheepdog. We have to find a pet-friendly hotel. Forget the Marriots and Hiltons. It’s usually a Days Inn...
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The tribe has … schpilkes. In a Jewish "Survivor" battle of the Bar Mitzvahs, "Keeping Up With the Steins" sets the bar high above a Jew's oys. The Bar Mitzvah boy? Bimah him up way beyond celebrations ever experienced by others his age. May the Force be with him; but then it's the bills that belong to his papa and...
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