Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775

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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
"It's nice to see so many Jews in the audience," jokes Arab comedian Ray Hanania. "I view you all as potential hostages." The Jerusalem audience claps, howling with laughter. In another setting, that comment wouldn't be quite so funny. But plunked down in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian Comedy Tour, it's the perfect joke: It makes fun of the situation,...
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As the world goes Oscar wild on Sunday night with babel over "Babel" and parting shots at "The Departed," Shemi Zarhin can revel in his own pursuit of happiness. Gone Hollywood? Gone Israel! After all, the talent from Tiberias watched as his latest directorial effort, "Aviva My Love," was welcomed lovingly by audiences with the equivalent of three Israeli Oscars...
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Nathaniel-Leon-Oscar: Three-Part Harmony on Film?
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Aleft-handed compliment need not be a two-fisted slap in the face. Just ask Leon Fleisher, the classically trained class act of a music man whose body of work has been limited to left-hand scores for so long due to an enduring war with dystonia. It is a neurological battle he has nerve enough to win; as Fleisher has keyed in...
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In our overly complex and sophisticated societies, where buildings soar to greater and greater heights -- and with designs that seem to shoot off at more and more fanciful angles -- we often forget that the very first kind of architecture was residential, that is, the simple roof people chose to put over their heads. In his introductory remarks to...
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Chicken soup's undeniable power
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Chicken soup, more affectionately known as "Jewish penicillin," has been touted with curative powers for centuries. Beyond its health benefits, a good and golden chicken stock is delicious, aromatic, and serves as the base for a myriad of soups and stews. And where in the world would we float (or sink) our matzah balls if we didn't this wonderful stuff,...
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