Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
In author Amy Bloom's most-recent novel, Away , the Jewish immigration story is told through the eyes of Lillian Leyb, a young, pretty, innocent woman who's escaped the deadly pogroms in her Russian homeland, but arrives in New York haunted by the memories of the family she's lost. The Yiddish theater scene on New York's Lower East Side during the...
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An explication of the holidays that seeks to help the perplexed experience the joys of Judaism
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For the last few years, Basic Books has been publishing a series of small volumes built on the premise of an older professional informing a hypothetical younger person what he or she might expect about the career path they're about to pursue. For example, Robert Brustein, the veteran theater critic and director, told a young actor what he or she...
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Teens teem on stage with a Bar Mitzvah in the balance
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Becoming "13": Today you are a ... musical? Bimah him up: Evan Goldman is having a meltdown that would drown a dripping ice-swan sculpture and curdle the cream cheese -- and just about make chopped liver out of his chipper life. The Bar Mitzvah boy to be is about to celebrate turning 13 -- which turns out to be the...
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Archie's a bit of a jughead. Disabled and devilish, he's the one character in "13" who sums up everything about what it means to be mean and green -- and sweet -- at that age, using his disability as a crutch while clutching on to whatever hope is allowed him in Indiana, where the Indie 500 could be the name...
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Right on? The left gets smacked about a bit in "An American Carol" -- Shirley, you remember its director/producer/co-writer David Zucker from "Airplane!" and the bump of brash, broad comedies that followed -- with none other than Bill O'Reilly providing the spin factor: He slaps a Michael Moore stand-in (a character named Michael Malone, portrayed by Kevin Farley) so hard,...
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