Sunday, July 31, 2016 Tammuz 25, 5776

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Masada Siegel, JE Feature
"Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner, and there's got to be a story, but I just can't find it," I said to my Dad in the swimming pool. He looked at me and smiled, "What about writing how Rosh Hashanah is celebrated around the world?" "Boring," I replied. "I need a creative story." "Okay, what about writing a story...
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What Jew or Christian -- in fact, what feeling person -- has not turned to the psalms for a bit of comfort at times of stress or need? These verses have soothed countless souls over the millennia, a task which they were so obviously created to accomplish. The centrality that the Book of Psalms holds in Jewish culture -- for...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
With its groundbreaking just about two weeks away, the National Museum of American Jewish History has reached an impressive milestone: It's raised $100 million of the $150 million needed to construct a new 100,000-square-foot home on Independence Mall. Said George M. Ross, the museum's capital-campaign chairman: "It says a lot for this project to have raised" that much. "I've spoken...
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The ZIP code for "51 Birch Street" may as well end in 007; such is the mystery and intrigue unraveled in this compelling film of romance and regret by Doug Block of a marriage more mixed than stirred. It is a Block party done in "Street" theater style, with a roving camera delivering a riveting framed picture of a family...
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Lisa Landry's laundry list of life's checkpoints is awash in the fab and funny. But then, her humor isn't so much drip-dry as it is wet and wild. But the tide has changed a bit in recent years. In the currency of comedy, she's well aware of the conversion rate of exchange. Indeed, she's exchanged Christian roots for rooting for...
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