Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774

Coen duo writes of Jewish rites of passage -- Midwest-style
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No country for old men? It's not looking so hot for younger ones either. Welcome to Coen Country: Sibs Ethan and Joel -- blood-soakers both from their previous effort -- sluice and juice their Jewish background in "A Sensitive Man," opening Oct. 16. Old men, sensitive men ... maybe it's Alan Alda country instead. But, no, they've taken the Marlboro...
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Reel drama -- that was the cinematic split up between the two factions running what had been the Philadelphia Film Festival. Now the TLA and the Philadelphia Film Society have gone their separate but equal ways, but there's no less pop in the popcorn to tell the difference. Pfft for the PFF? Hardly: The TLA has come up with its...
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Of Israeli novelist Yoel Hoffmann's delicate, unorthodox writing, several things can definitively be said. He is directly in the modernist tradition, if by a modernist we mean someone who resists following traditional ideas of narrative flow and character development. Instead, Hoffmann is fond of fracturing his tale into any number of small, delicate pieces, which are sometimes even...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
Dara Horn might just be the only parent to ever get a pink $2 bill as a Mother's Day gift. This, however, was no ordinary note; it was Confederate currency, festooned with the likeness of Judah Benjamin, the South's secretary of state, who also happened to be Jewish. The recent gift was a fitting one for the New Jersey native...
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Keri Fisher
NOSH The summer surplus of corn and tomatoes may be gone, but I love cooking at this time of year with the bounty that only autumn brings: hardy squashes and gourds, rustic root vegetables and a panoply of potatoes. And now that the temperature has dropped a bit, I can turn off the grill and seek warmth in the kitchen...
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