Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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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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NBC's 'must-see' TV adds some local royalty to its lineup
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Hollywood, Calif. He has gone from being a prince of Overbrook Park to a "King" of network television. And when Seth Green takes his regular royal slot as one of NBC's "Four Kings," premiering Jan. 5, he will make yet another adjustment to that well-crafted crown of comedy he's been carefully wearing since 1987, when he starred as little Woody...
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