Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

Comic/actor shows 'em the money on new quiz show
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Ratings grabber? Howie Mandel on the case: And that's the case in point. What it is, says the normally manic, always-moving comic of his latest project, is a quiz show in which contestants pick metallic case after case filled with any amount from a penny to the plentitudes that a million bucks represents, hoping to eliminate all but the biggest...
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'Paradise' … Regained? Palestinian's film about suicide bombings targets their futility
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The 70 virgins aren't the only ones having a go at it for the first time in "Paradise Now," the controversial and craftily compelling new film about suicide bombers by Hany Abu-Assad. The Palestinian director/co-writer has made what is conceivably the first feature featuring a suicide bomber's point of view; it is a film as explosive in debate circles as...
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What's a nice Jewish girl like Sarah Silverman doing with a mouth so scummy that soap would run screaming from it? Or, as Silverman herself might put it, "None of your #@*!&*# #@**#@##! Hmmm, she can hide from intensified Tide. If sweet Sarah has her finger on the pulse of contemporary comedy, it may also be the same finger she's...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Seeing Harvey Fierstein in "Fiddler on the Roof" last winter made me think about how the world has gotten better since Shalom Aleichem's day. And how it's gotten worse. And about how inevitable it was that, once in America, Tevye's youngest daughter would vex her poor, traditional father by marrying a woman. One thing I didn't think about was how...
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It's eight great prizes for one lucky "On the Scene" winner in the annual festive "Scene-Chanukah" contest. And what will the lucky dreidel-spinner get? Courtesy of the Museum Shop of the National Museum of American Jewish History (215-923-3812) comes a contemporary, hand-painted, abstract menorah. Think that lights up your life? Wait - there's more! The winning 'Scener" also receives a...
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