Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

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For months, the board of the National Museum of American Jewish History debated just what to do about Shabbat. Should the new building be closed for the day, kept fully open or could there be room for some kind of compromise? They might have saved some time by listening to kids at the Robert Saligman Middle School, part of the...
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The films of Michael Haneke let no one off the hook
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Several months ago, I began writing what's shaping up to be a series of articles about my reintroduction to the film world through the pleasures of home video technology and the ever-burgeoning field of cinema books. The re-evaluation process started six months ago, when I came to realize that my disillusionment with Hollywood action films and dim-witted comedies had caused...
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Quick meal, long-lasting taste
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Jamie Geller, JE Feature
MONSEY, N.Y. — Chanukah, O Chanukah ... it's one of my favorite times of year -- and certainly one of the busiest! I host several parties because you know how it goes: Aunt Jenny won't come if Uncle Oscar is in the room, and Scott isn't talking to Heather, and Barbara won't bring the kids if Steve is coming. You...
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Documentary follows 'Candyman' Lane and all its licorice-style twists
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Sugar daddy? Only in the sweetest sense: Father of a confectionery craze that captured the national sweet tooth in the '70s and '80s, David Klein's cavity of memory is filled in with a documentary that conveys both the sweet and sour experience of fleeting fame -- and backstabbing business deals. Jelly Bellies/belly laughs don't gel in the same way for...
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Though she lived well into the 20th century -- till 1923, in fact -- legendary French actress Sarah Bernhardt is these days a creature of the distant past, resting in a comfortable cocoon of myth. Part of her legend stems from the fact that many believe Marcel Proust and Henry James, two of the world's supreme novelists, based important characters...
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