Saturday, July 4, 2015 Tammuz 17, 5775
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Inevitably, it is the ineffable, unutterable urgency of 9/11 that calls out for conversation now. From the battle cry of "Let's roll" to the fatigued tears of "Let's talk," "United 93" director Paul Greengrass has his ear to the ground and his audience in the air as he's about to pry open the blighted black box of the unspeakable on...
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Not all "American Idols" can sing their way to glory; some are glorious in their ability to carry not a tune, but a sense of self and history. Meet Miles and Chris Lerman - which you can do on Sunday, April 23, as a film about their triumphs of the past is screened at Plays & Players in Center City,...
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The Stuckman seder is the last supper you'd want to be invited to. If you thought the Da Vinci code was a puzzler, da Stuckmans' is no better, as this inscrutable screwball family tries to decipher the holiday's meaning while its Passover passes off as a scene from "Sex and the Seder." "When Do We Eat?" is just one of...
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Now that the matzah police have turned in their unleavened badges of bread for another year, and bitter Herb has gone back to being just an annoying neighbor again, Jews can take a seat at the table and ask the burning bush of a question: What's to eat? Bubbie, have we got the series for you! Must-nosh TV? That's the...
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I've often mentioned the piles of magazines that fill my study, and how, on weeks when Jewish news is slow - which, I admit is rare - I tend to rifle through these publications and find something of interest to write about in this space. What I haven't discussed is the mass of magazines on our third floor, which I...
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