Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

And funny, as Jackie Mason, the 'Ultimate Jew,' votes with jabs and japes
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Pull a lever, pull our leg: In the electoral college that is comedy, Jackie Mason is in no undecided state: He's McShuganah over McCain. Well, maybe not McShuganah, maybe he's overwhelmed about him, well, maybe not exactly overwhelmed, maybe a little happy ... But make no mistake: His stump speech is no ode to Obama. The erstwhile rabbi, whose congregation...
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The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is playing the video version of "I've Got a Secret." But don't look for Garry Moore as its star or the guests to be some innocuous-looking seniors whose part-time jobs are dismantling bombs. Instead, it's Da Bomb: "The Secrets," part of the film-fest's opening weekend, is one of Israel's more-explosive films of the past decade,...
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It's all a matter of rock 'n' reel: Music and movies have been merry Meir Fenigstein's MO for so long, is it any wonder his life sounds like a movie musical? Funny you should say that, he says, savoring the irony that the script he wrote long ago about his years as a member of Poogy -- Israel's No. 1...
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A once-busy critic resurfaces with a new image of himself
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In the 1960s and '70s, it seemed that writer and critic John Gruen was everywhere in terms of the art scene, whether the subject was music or painting or dance or architecture. He held several prominent reviewing positions at The New York Herald Tribune before its untimely demise in the late '60s and then hopped over to The New York...
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Janna Gur's The Book of New Israeli Food is a cookbook, a photography collection and a history lesson. This culinary cultural survey, a bestseller in Israel, will satisfy your appetite and your curiosity. With recipes both light and sumptuous, most coupled with lush photography by Eilon Paz, just flipping through this book will make your mouth water. From soups to...
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