Saturday, December 10, 2016 Kislev 10, 5777
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Kenny Solms ... a Jewish Don Quixote? Tilting at windmills has generated the solar power to outshine others in the TV industry, where Peabody and Emmy have double-dated with writer Solms over the years as Dulcineas accompanying the dulcet tones of his scripted words for such icons as Carol Burnett and Neil Diamond. Is he our very own Man of...
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With all her bigtime Broadway credits as producer, who knew that Ruth Hendel was also involved in an off-Broadway fringe festival? "I've been making tallitsim for almost 20 years," she reveals, recalling her start a few years before her son -- now 29 -- had his Bar Mitzvah. Over the years, she has made more than a triple-chai's worth for...
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Jew-dy! Jew-dy! Jew-dy! Cary Grant as cantorial soloist? No, just the reaction from Judy Gold's heavy-mettle fans who thinks she's the cream (pareve) in their coffee. She gets to caffeinate and perk a lot this weekend, having a cup with a couple of stand-up shows at the Kaiserman JCC www.phillyjcc.com in Wynnewood on July 18, followed by her performance at...
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Z.P. Heller, JE Feature
"Talk is cheap," Rabbi Menachem Schmidt told an enthralled congregation on a recent Friday night, their half-filled plastic Kiddush cups raised high. "The reason we drink wine on the Sabbath is to show something special is happening here." The Lubavitch rabbi then led the crowd in prayer, eliciting a collective "Amen." Indeed, this was no ordinary Shabbat service. Schmidt was...
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Why's a nice Jewish girl "slumming" playing Lucy the Slut? It's all in a day's -- and night's -- work, insists Jacqueline Grabois, whose handiwork includes manipulating anything-but-pedestrian puppets in "Avenue Q," the street theater of a different sort that took home the Tony Award as best musical on Broadway in 2004, and continues its raucously funny road tour this...
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