Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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Certainly, clothes make the man. And clothes make the man of "I Am My Own Wife" as compelling a vision on a stage as has ever been seen. But, then, this past season's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play is no mere costume drama; the saga of East Berlin transvestite Charlotte von Mahlsdorf is dressed for success in the most...
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Papa has a brand-new bag in the sweet talcumed hands of Paul Reiser
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Comedian/actor/writer Paul Reiser - ever the musician, too - has composed a pictorial folk song for fathers and sons: "The Thing About My Folks" is a paean to the pains and pleasures of the eternal boys club that is boys and their dads. And that song he has composed is in perfect, two-part harmony: one provided for Reiser as the...
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It's hearth and home for the holidays
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
This year, Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of Oct. 3. But don't get lulled into a false sense of security because Rosh Hashanah is late this year. Planning the menu, deciding which dishes may be prepared and frozen, and how many convenience items are going to be used can all be done weeks ahead of time. It all helps...
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"May you be inscribed for a good year" is the familiar greeting of Rosh Hashanah. A time of reflection and resolution, this first fall holiday evokes hope for the year to come. Special additions to the table include the season's new fruits - pomegranates, avocados, persimmons - a plate of sliced apples or bread, and a pot of honey for...
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"Mrs. Brown," you had a lovely director. And the same goes for you, too, "Proof." John Madden is proof-positive that a director who doesn't paint by the numbers can create the most illustrative portraiture - which he did in "Mrs. Brown," "Shakespeare in Love," and now, again, in the filmed adaptation of David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a mathematical...
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