Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775

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As members of "A Chorus Line" understand, everything is beautiful at the ballet. Obviously, they haven't seen "Black Swan." Multinominated for Academy Awards-- with leading lady Natalie Portman poised to make her pas de deux with Oscar this Sunday -- "Black Swan" offers a portal into ballet at its blackest. It is "The Red Shoes" at its bloodiest, dripping crimson...
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Short and sweet -- and powerful. Oscar-nominated in the short documentary category, the 39-minute "Strangers No More" is a golden rule about a school that does the strangest thing of all -- it works miracles where the magic of life otherwise seems to have been stripped of all its abracadabra. Set in Tel Aviv's Bialik-Rogozin, a magnet school for impoverished,...
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Whatever happened to other works from two great masters?
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SPEAKING VOLUMES The history of 20th-century literature is littered with famous writer's blocks. Two of the most documented and analyzed were suffered by a Jewish American, Henry Roth, and an African-American, Ralph Ellison. Both novelists wrote a single -- and singular -- work, and then seemingly fell silent. With Roth, the first work was Call It Sleep , which has...
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What better way to start the week than with good friends and fine food?
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? Although the evening before the work week begins is an unlikely time to entertain, I enjoy inviting friends on Sunday nights. There is something so comfy and casual about a Sunday evening. It's the diametric opposite of Saturday night, which is automatically elevated to dinner-party status, complete with cloth napkins and fine crystal. The trick to throwing a...
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Lee Holder can't say if he's ever taught a single Jewish student in all his years at North Lenoir High School in rural La Grange, N.C. Yet Holder, who's also not Jewish, was so touched by the account of a Holocaust survivor that he decided to dedicate his teaching career to the subject. The challenge, he said, is bringing the...
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Arts and Culture Events

Sun. May 24
Old City Jewish Arts Center
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Thu. May 28
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
7:00 PM
Fri. May 29
Germantown Jewish Centre
6:00 PM

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