Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

Now wide-screen wizard Jerry Bruckheimer's expanded to the small screen, too
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It's been an amazing race down "Glory Road" for mega-successful producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The man whose "Amazing Race" has captured TV's Emmy Award for reality series three years running hurdles hits as if he were born with flubber in his shoes. "Glory Road," he hopes, is more than the street where he lives; this Rocky-Goes-for-the-Rebound basketball adventure is the latest...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo JE Feature
Negev, Israel In theater, what goes on behind the scenes is often just as entertaining as the show on the stage. That’s especially true for LOGON — the Light Opera Group of the Negev — where almost everyone involved is “something else” in real life. LOGON began as one of those “Let’s put on a show!” ideas — a kind...
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For many, thinking about organized crime will conjure up images of Italian mobsters like Al Capone or the fictional Michael Corleone from the three "Godfather" movies. In actuality, many of the most notorious and ruthless gangsters were actually Jewish. One of the mob figures with a long tenure was Meyer Lansky, a Polish Jew who grew up on the mean...
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Ben Franklin … Jewish? What did he use to discover electricity - Yiddish kite? "Well, he might have been Jewish. I've heard that his actual name was Moshe Ben Franklin," joshes Josh Kornbluth, Jewish himself and Franklin's avuncular avatar on stage. Early to bed, early to rise - you still won't be able to put one over on this mirthful...
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The Cat's Meow
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Last summer, Hadassah Magazine devoted one of its covers to a story on Jewish graphic novels, and proclaimed, for all the world to see, that an art form had at last "come of age." The work featured on the cover was French artist Joann Sfar's The Rabbi's Cat , which has been published in the United States by Pantheon to...
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