Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Sivan 16, 5775

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Whose "Calling"? The main characters in a compelling two-part, four-hour PBS documentary airing Dec. 20 and Dec, 21 on WHYY-TV12 have made the ultimate long-distance connection, answering to a higher authority than A&T could every supply. Please hold: "The Calling " is a celestial cell phone with rabbinical roaming charges as the "Independent Lens" series follows those who are called...
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The spicy-sweet aroma of fresh tomatoes stewing in herbs wafted through the maze of hallways on the third floor of Frankford High School. At the source of this enticing smell -- the culinary arts classroom -- 26 students crowded forward to get a closer look at visiting chef Michael Katz's chopping technique. Normally, Katz would be in Jerusalem, overseeing a...
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My great-grandmother had been married less than a week when she noticed a picture of her husband in the Yiddish edition of the daily Forward. It was a wanted notice. According to family lore, Bubbe's husband had left a wife and three kids in New York. He could either go home or go to jail. He chose jail. Bubbe, then...
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On the first day of Chanukah, my true love gave to me ... "Interiors" and "September"? Was this some sort of Woody Allen joke? Quite the opposite: Airings of his two more serious films. Epix Network (not my true love but "TV Turn-Ons" does get excited about innovative offerings) is in on the joke -- and serious about scheduling a...
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The flickering lights of the menorah inspire a variety of emotions among Jews -- from pride and a warm sense of belonging to sheer delight in their beauty. But for Jewish parents, they also bring a touch of worry -- as little eyes and hands are drawn to them. Small children should always be watched while the menorah is burning...
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