Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

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When the Nazis instituted their euthanasia program in January 1940, they began by distributing a questionnaire to the directors of institutions where potential victims might be housed. One of the key questions, from a historian's perspective, focused on whether a particular mentally or physically disabled person was productive in any way. "These forms were sent to the directors by the...
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Deborah Baer Mozes thinks you need to go to a salon. It's not what you're thinking, though. The salon she's talking about has more to do with improving the interior, not the exterior, of your head. Mozes, the founder and artistic director of Theatre Ariel, the only theater company in the region to focus exclusively on producing Jewish works, has...
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Jamie Geller, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The mere mention of Shavuot sends images of cheesecakes dancing before my eyes. I love cheesecakes and they love me -- so much they plant themselves on my hips. On the two-day festival, which this year begins on the evening of May 26, the Jewish people became the People of the Book. When we said "yes" to accepting the Torah,...
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Naomi Pfefferman Los Angeles Jewish Journal
David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer, screenwriters of Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film, "The Dictator," were bantering in the comic actor's office as Alec Berg, their co-writer, joined in by speakerphone (he was home babysitting his young daughter). Baron Cohen, star of the prankster mockumentaries "Bruno" and "Borat," was about to move out, and the office was bare except for some...
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