Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

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The "V" is more than "Vendetta": It stands for victory at the box office. And that's familiar turf for its star, whose "Star Wars" history and Oscar nod for "Closer" has her closing in on Hollywood superstardom. Natalie Portman, whose professional career was aced in her early starring role in "The Professional," professes an affinity for her role in the...
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Fred D. Snitzer - JE Feature
The strong stock-market performance during the first month of the year unleashed an avalanche of commentary from prognosticators in the financial community. Peering through their financial magnifying glasses - like geekier versions of Sherlock Holmes - they look earnestly for patterns from the past to help them divine the future. Is there a relationship, they ask, between a good first...
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Dinner is served - and service to the community is recognized - at the Abrams Hebrew Academy Annual Fund Dinner. Taking part in this cornucopia of comestibles and accomplishments (above, from left): Lisa Litovsky, dinner co-chair; Community Leader honorees Marsha and Marvin Raab; and co-chair Faith Meltzer. Providing a frame of reference - and the frame - for Rabbi Ira...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
How important is it to date someone Jewish? When I was younger and choosing which guys to date, I didn't care what the boy's religion was, as long as I would eventually marry someone Jewish. Then, an adviser from United Synagogue Youth asked me: "How do you know which person you date will become the serious one, and how do...
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Bernice Fried Saks-JE Feature
Shalom, y'all! Welcome to the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience What's it all about? Well, listen up! When we think of the mass migration of Jews to America in the 19th century to escape persecution and suffering, the countries that usually come to mind are those in Eastern Europe. But thousands of Jews came to the United States from...
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