Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775
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It's Deja's view all over again. And fans of classical animated features are forever grateful that it is. What Polish-born animator Andreas Deja has done is take the business of pencil-pushing and elevated it into high art. Because the pencils he's been pushing push the envelope of the animated world that is Walt Disney. Sure, CGI has gotten the gee-whiz...
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What a stand-up guy. Not that stand-up comedian Rich Vos has always been able to avoid being falling-down drunk. But as he prepares to offer his comic relief to a public strung out on serious global misgivings, Vos voices his chai-five of victory: "Besides being a proud parent, I am happy to say that I just celebrated 18 years clean...
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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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Harriet Goodheart- JE Feature
Do you remember what you were doing when you were 17? If your name was Jacob van Ruisdael and you were living in the 17th century, you were feverishly painting landscapes, astonishing canvases that would portend a prodigious artistic career. As a teenager in the Netherlands in the 1600s, Ruisdael certainly didn't have the options of instant-messaging or hanging out...
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"Munich" is far from a popcorn movie for Dr. Benjamin Berger, albeit one salted with the tears of memory. Indeed, the refrain, "It's just a movie," takes on a sad, dissatisfying, Tinseltown twist for this doctor from Shaker Heights, Ohio. For the elderly Berger, "Munich," after all, is not just a movie. It's family history. Berger's son, David, was the...
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