Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

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Last year, just in time for Pesach, the antiquarian bookseller Historicana, founded in 1987 and still run by Irvin Ungar out on the West Coast, published a new, highly detailed and quite exquisite version of The Szyk Haggadah. Illustrated by Polish-born artist Arthur Szyk, this version of the beloved text had been created in Europe as Hitler was coming to...
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Esteban Hernandez could have been a star on Broadway, but when he was offered the role of Billy Elliot in the eponymous hit musical, the 14-year-old ballet whiz declined. "I didn't think I was ready yet," the Mexican-born Jewish dancer said. "I would have been performing all the time, instead of working on my technique." A real-life Jewish Billy Elliot?...
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It's Passover: Ole!
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
During Passover, most American Jews forgo the zesty tacos and tortillas they savor the rest of the year. But what if someone knew how to prepare Mexican food without flour or leavening? What if these recipes were served during the holiday's eight days in an upscale restaurant? "Several years ago, I began experimenting with the infusion of Mexican ingredients and...
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Filmmaker turns father figure into focal point of award-winning movie
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The Moses of mosaics, with South Street his Sinai, Isaiah Zagar, zigging while other artists zag, has also broken a commandment or two. No burning bushes to bemoan, but a number of burned bridges by an artist whose creativity has also cratered his own life, beset by beauties and beasts, and brushes with the bathetic, as well as greatness. All...
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Tovah Feldshuh wows all in 'Irena's Vow'
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Helena ... Irena. Irena ... Helena. David Letterman at the Oscars? No, but maybe Tovah at the Tonys. Much-honored actress Tovah Feldshuh, who starred in TV's "Holocaust" more than 30 years ago, essaying the role of Czech partisan Helena Slomova, may very well have the part of her life on stage now as a Holocaust hero and Polish patriot in...
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