Wednesday, March 4, 2015 AdarI 13, 5775

Or is it a Cruise? Actor/producer successfully takes on the risky business of history
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Tom, you had me at "Heil." Show me the Nazis, demands Tom Cruise, controlling the careening caper that is "Valkyrie," portraying Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the stealthy German soldier, whose assassination plot against Hitler hit some snags, in the film opening in theaters on Dec. 25. The actual plot, coded "Valkyrie," may have plotzed, but Cruise creates a character as...
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That's the way to ring in the New Year!
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
I usually choose to spend New Year's Eve with a few close friends in a rather low-key manner. An early dinner in our favorite neighborhood Chinese restaurant, followed by a movie without having to stand in line, leaves us relaxed enough to welcome the New Year in a festive and frivolous mood. And what could be more elegant than returning...
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The Terezín Album of Mariánka Zadikow , recently published by the University of Chicago Press, is a remarkable document, reminiscent of the classic work, In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy From the Women of Terezín . The latter is a "cookbook" that surfaced after World War II and was published in book form in the United States more than a decade...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
When Steven Katz of Elkins Park was looking to open a new restaurant in the Philadelphia suburbs, he said that he wanted to create a place where creatively made kosher food could be affordable to people from all over. Fast-forward 16 months, and Max & David's International Kosher Cuisine, at 8120 Old York Road in the Yorktown Plaza in Elkins...
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A compilation of photos provides a peek into an abundantly creative mind
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Shortly after the great photographer Richard Avedon died in 2004, New York magazine ran one of the most intriguing and resonant magazine articles I'd ever run across -- a six-page photo spread, accompanied by just a hint of text, depicting Avedon's Upper East Side apartment. Above Avedon's famous studio, there was a generous living space arrayed with photographs, art, furniture...
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