Monday, July 14, 2014 Tammuz 16, 5774

An ethnic bent on an old, yet relevant, story
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The Jewish King Lear . It sounds like the basis for a skit on the old Sid Caesar television program of the early 1950s. Or, perhaps, the subject of one of the extended riffs my old Yiddish-speaking relatives used to perform at Bar Mitzvahs or other social gatherings, translating Shakespeare -- most often Hamlet's "To Be or Not to Be"...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It's no coincidence that those hearty, rib-sticking puddings came to North America by way of Britain, where winters are cold and damp. Relying on plentiful, basic ingredients as in flour, sugar and butter, puddings held a special place in British diets. They were filling, and often made up a complete meal along with milk poured over top. In Britain today,...
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John Lehr joins TV's express line on TBS hit
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Would you buy used car insurance from this man? Well, maybe if you'd just run over Fred Flintstone. The Geico Caveman is just one face -- albeit the one bushy and unbrushed -- of the likeable John Lehr, whose bio is a bedrock of the importance of improv. Certainly's improved his life. And if there's a smile on his lips,...
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Will Oscar be making aliyah next month? When "Beaufort" bagged an Oscar nod for best foreign film at Tuesday morning's announcements, it placed the land of the Red Sea smack in the middle of the red carpet, to be rolled out -- or rolled in, depending on the writers' strike -- for the Feb. 24 event in Hollywood. What a...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Just a few weeks into 2008, and I've found my first love of the year. The Shondes, a four-piece from Brooklyn, released "The Red Sea" earlier this month, and I've already played it more than almost anything I listened to in 2007. But I knew the Shondes' debut would be good from the first time I heard them. Five years...
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