Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775
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The roughly 200 or so people who'd gathered in the social hall at Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, N.J., couldn't help but chuckle as the DVD clip from the pre-VCR-era show "All in the Family" played on a giant projection screen. The scene that elicited hearty laughs was taken from a 1972 episode of the landmark series created by...
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Ryan Teitman
Eileen and Kevin were in a fierce argument about the kids: He had gone back on his word, and now wanted to raise the children Catholic, not Jewish. Neither parent would relent; she accused him of breaking his promise, and he accused her of not seeing his point of view. They argued in circles, neither gaining ground -- nor giving...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
The next time you're in Israel, go see an American film, preferably a comedy. There's no quicker way to contrast Israel with America than by seeing what the locals think is funny. And not funny. For that reason alone, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" should play in Israel, permanently; it's the perfect barometer...
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Harry Potter, P.I.? No. Harry Dresden, P.I. But once a wiz, always a wiz. Which is a good way to describe David Simkins, too. The exec producer/writer of "The Dresden Files," a new super Sci Fi Channel supernatural series about a saucy sorcerer starting Jan. 21 -- conjuring up images of a Rockford-retro detective with a broom for a trailer...
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Whether battling OCD or bias besetting Jews/Arab-Americans, Tony Shalhoub gives truth a shout-out
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It's flu season, Monk -- wash your hands! As if ... The USA OCD detective -- whose self-named series resumes its fifth season this Friday on the cable network -- has his hands full once more ... but is it with Purel? "That's funny, that's all news to me," muses Tony Shalhoub of the rumor that his TV alter-ego considers...
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