Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AdarI 13, 5775

A month that's oh so sweet...
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Ethel G. Hofman- JE Feature
Americans are crazy about chocolate, though that's nothing new. Smooth, silky, sweet and intoxicating, chocolate has titillated the senses for nearly 3,000 years. Back then, the Aztecs regarded the rich, dark cocoa beans as a gift bestowed by the great god Quetzalcoatl to ease their earthly passage to heaven. The chocolate was reserved for warriors, nobility and priests. In the...
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Just about two months ago, The New York Times published one of the most fascinating - and nontraditional - obituaries it's run in years. The headline, which looked more like the type that would accompany a news story and not a death notice, read: "A Nazi Past, a Queens Home Life, an Overlooked Death." It seems that Hermine Braunsteiner Ryan,...
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As rain teemed down on the roof of Gratz College, those seated in its large auditorium intermittently laughed, murmured and even wiped back tears in response to Marc Levin's acclaimed documentary "Protocols of Zion." More than 600 people watched on Jan. 29 as the film tackled issues of hate and anti-Semitism in post-Sept. 11 America. "We're here to discuss a...
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M.J. Fine, Jewish E Feature
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M.J Fine-JE Feature
Most concert documents are taped in front of an audience. Cat Power''s live DVD, "Speaking for Trees," featured Chan Marshall alone in the woods with a guitar. Self-consciously arty? No doubt. But it suited the sullen singer, giving her a chance to ramble without the distraction of people staring at her. Marshall is an uncomfortable performer, and her shows have...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo JE-Feature
Jerusalem In Jerusalem, the art of juggling is reassuming its rightful place as a traditional way of expressing joy. Surprised? Juggling is actually an ancient tradition - an honored Jewish tradition, as a matter of fact. As a form of both entertainment and expression, the roots of the art form of juggling sink deep into the soul of the Middle...
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