Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

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David Block has a hurt locker crammed with memories that he wants to share for Memorial Day. With low funds but high-octane energy, he has been pushing and promoting "Abandoned Heroes," his daring documentary of veterans facing more difficult wars at home than they did on battlefields, as disrespect and misunderstandings sometimes sear hearts harder than shrapnel. To that end,...
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Sort of -- as Max Brenner from Israel adds a sweet touch to Center City
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Hummus is arguably Israel's best-known culinary export, but a sweeter rival has recently landed in Philadelphia. Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man -- a haven for chocolate lovers -- has come to Center City, making Philadelphia the most recent U.S. site in this chocolate empire's road to expansion. The company got its start outside Tel Aviv in 1996, but...
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About four or five years ago, when lots of attention was being paid to the "emerging" genre of the graphic novel -- and especially, to several up-and-coming Jewish practitioners of the form -- I decided to have a look at French artist Joann Sfar's The Rabbi's Cat , which was being highly touted. But I came away underwhelmed. Rather grand...
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Shavuot calls for all the dairy dishes you can think of
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Shavuot is one of those holidays that is known by many names and has something for everyone. It is called Pentecost and the Feast of Weeks because it falls on the 50th day after the second night of Passover. It is also called Hag Ha-bikurim , the "Feast of the First Fruits." Insomniacs can stay up all night embracing the...
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Or infusing real life into real acting
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Those interested in American theater must at some point have a reckoning with Lee Strasberg, the "father" of Method acting and, as a founder of the Actors Studio, one of the outsized figures in the history of performing arts in the 20th century. No matter where you fall when it comes to his achievement -- whether you see him as...
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