Friday, July 3, 2015 Tammuz 16, 5775

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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
"What is the blessing for taking our lives," pianist Rachael Sage sings, "so that we won't become our enemies' wives?" Martyrdom isn't a novel topic for a pop song. Tori Amos, to whom Sage is often compared, broached the issue on her 1992 single "Crucify." Amos bravely expresses her guilt and repression in the language of her father, a Methodist...
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Bryn Mawr's Marta Kauffman has turned friend to a famous Holocaust hero. The "Friends" co-creator whose central perk from the series has been millions of bucks of profits and even more truckloads of fame and caffeine, is turning her interest in Jewish history into a documentary format. The one with the hero: Kauffman is teaming up with Roberta Grossman as...
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These 'Treasure Hunters' are clued in to a summer treat
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It's the ultimate afikomen hunt with a seder table spread out all over the world. Indeed, "Treasure Hunters" may be the summer's biggest programming treasure as its 10 teams of three players each find that the last of their four questions - "Where am I?" "How do I survive this heat?" "Aren't we better than them?" and, ultimately, "Where's the...
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In 1903, and again in 1905, a succession of pogroms swept the Moldovan city of Kishinev - then part of the Russian empire - claiming hundreds of lives, prompting the outrage of Jews everywhere and compelling the Hebrew poet H.N. Bialik to pen the chillingly descriptive "In the City of Slaughter." Those pogroms in particular, and the precarious position of...
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Make it a special time for a special someone
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Welcome home! Two heartwarming words that reflect joy, pride and hospitality. At this time of year, it's likely to be the return of a student from college, a class reunion, a Father's Day get-together or a long-awaited visit from a close friend. No matter what, the homecoming meal is an opportunity to be together and catch up after long absences...
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