Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Nisan 12, 5775

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Wigged out about starring in their first major film? Who could blame Jeana Zettler and Ashley Cutrona, portraying war-ready Wiggies -- a juicy junior high vocal team taking glee-bashing their Ivory Snow-covered competition, the Five Ovations, in "Standing Ovation," opening July 16. Standing O? Standing "oy"! "Well, yes, we are the meanies," says Cutrona, chuckling. But they're not "Mean Girls,"...
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Israelis love to do it, especially on any holiday occasion
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Like many of us, Israelis head for the hills on any given holiday or long weekend to go camping. The forests and deserts are dotted with tents, RVs and campsites of all sorts, while clouds of smoke emanate from a barbecue grill. Israelis love to cook in the woods, whether camping for a week or just an afternoon picnic. It...
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In the last few works published by famed Israeli novelist Amos Oz, the author has looked back upon his life. There was his massive and brilliant memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness , in which he assessed his early years, his family and his nation as they all struggled with wrenching emotional events. Panther in the Basement , a...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
As Rabbi Barry Schwartz tells it, one of his heroes is Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel, a 17th-century figure who set up Amsterdam's first Hebrew printing press. Ben Israel knew that printed books were the way of the future, rather than those copied by hand, said Schwartz, but he also understood that many people at the time still held a deep...
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What makes Sammy run? It could very well be the Ecstasy he has hidden under his black hat. But this is Sammy glitch -- not Glick -- and this high-flyer is more beholden to Chasids than to Hollywood. Yet for all their differences, Sam Gold outruns Glick in the race of regrets as this Chasidic hot shot lays drugs, and...
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Arts and Culture Events

Wed. Apr 1
National Museum of American Jewish History
10:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri. Apr 3
Chabad of Penn Wynne
8:00 PM-10:30 PM
Wed. Apr 8
Germantown Jewish Centre
10:00 AM

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