Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

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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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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
<p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">Coffee and moms -- perfect together. It&#39;s usually the first thing they think of when they wake in the morning -- oh, that and the kids, of course! </span></p> <p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">For Americans, the national beverage is a steaming mug of rich, dark liquid. We insist that it&#39;s impossible to get moving, to think rationally, to answer coherently before those...
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Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
When getting ready to shower your mother with love, admiration and tokens of your affection, you may want to take a leaf out of my family's book -- and actually ask your mom what she wants. As my children are now older than 21, it stands to reason that I won't be getting a popsicle-stick jewelry box or a card...
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Germantown Jewish Centre
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National Museum of American Jewish History
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