Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

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Ryan Teitman
For years, newspaper comic strips have depicted the hijinks that ensue when cartoon families venture though the highs and lows of everyday life. But none had ever portrayed the daily grind from the perspective of a Jewish-American family -- that is, until Edge City . Created by Terry and Patty LaBan of Wyncote, Edge City has run in newspapers since...
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Throughout the ages, the Exodus from Egypt -- and God's revelation of the Torah at Mount Sinai -- has represented the paramount moment of the Jewish experience. Yet the nadir -- the deadliest in a line of calamities that have befallen the Jewish people -- is so much closer to the present day. The two disparate epochs -- the revelation...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
A major part of my professional responsibilities over these last few weeks has been to prepare children for their model seders, and thus, for their families' Passover celebrations. At our Passover seder, we really ask an implied fifth question: On all other evenings and mornings at synagogue services, we strive for musical uniformity. The "old timers" want the "traditional melodies,"...
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Clifford Irving was the real deal: A real fraud, an honest-to-goodness con artist, a true liar. That's all according to "The Hoax," the truly tragic albeit terrific tale about his pseudo-named biography of Howard Hughes, a huge miscalculation of greed and ego that eventually landed Irving in deep shame ... and jail. Based on Irving's memoir of The Hoax, which...
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Soviet Jewish émigré finds real success as creator of a series that Travels well
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Isn't it Rich? Uh, actually, no, it's Malloy. But if Stephen Sondheim sounds surprised when he sends in the clowns, imagine how the neighborhood feels when Dmitry Lipkin sends in the gypsies. Because that's exactly what the Soviet Jewish émigré has done -- brilliantly -- in FX's rag on "The Riches," its new scene-stealing series of a family of American...
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