Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Sivan 15, 5775

Not the movie, exactly, but the moment of truth for two filmmakers
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From a young age, I was a movie nut, watching whatever was on TV -- slashed to bits, I learned later, to accommodate commercials -- while also attending the neighborhood cinema at least once each week. Movie-going intensified in my teens as I added uncut Hollywood classics and European art films that were being shown at the revival houses that...
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Row upon row of green produce stretches toward a line of trees bordering the picturesque fields of Branch Creek Farm in Perkasie. There is no modern farming equipment in sight, no electric lights -- just an old-time covered wagon, a tall red barn and wood-frame greenhouses covered in thick plastic. Oh, and one other thing -- a sukkah big enough...
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For Sukkot: Keep it simple, keep it hot
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
What could be better than dining inside a sukkah? I love looking through a lattice roof entwined with greenery and gazing at stars. I love the scent of autumn air mixed with the medley of produce dangling from the sukkah's walls. I've always felt that Sukkot -- the Jewish harvest holiday -- beats Thanksgiving hands down. Sukkot not only lasts...
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The fate of Hungary's Jews during the Holocaust stands out as particularly tragic. I characterize it as such, knowing that there were millions of Jewish tragedies throughout Hitler's Europe, simply because, for so much of the war, Hungary's Jews had an odd, protected status, albeit through a confluence of quirks, both historic and haphazard. But following the German defeat at...
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Israeli's jazz cool and collected -- from concert stages all over the world
Big careers from Smalls packages? Tel Aviv's Avishai Cohen's history tells such a story; new to New York in 1997, but already an established artist in Israel, he arrived at Smalls legendary jazz club as a man with a horn and a talent with a tale. It takes a village? It took gigs at the pre-eminent Greenwich Village landmark to...
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