Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

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Zach Pontz, JE Feature
Dalia Sofer was only 10 when her family fled their homeland of Iran in the wake of the Islamic revolution of the late 1970s, which saw the end of the Shah's regime. Still, despite her tender years at the time of this forced leave-taking and her sketchy memories of the past, Sofer told a local synagogue audience that she drew...
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I've said it many times over the years -- Yale University Press continues, season after season, to publish some of the finest, most adventurous books to appear in this country. And not only do they do it consistently, but they do it in bulk. They don't print just five or six top-quality works every fall and spring, but often dozens...
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No, says Jerry Seinfeld, who now feels at home in a honeycomb
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Hey, Seinfeld, what breakfast combines your love of cereal, that famous TV show's theme and your new "Bee Movie" movie? Huh? Huh? Nuttin', honey. Gold, Jerry. Gold. Joke boy doesn't seem in a joking mood this morning. He walks into a party like he's walking onto a yacht ... or maybe a parking lot of Porsches, the poor man's golden...
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When it comes to memories of Jerry Seinfeld as Bar Mitzvah boychick, Gail Weingarten's are a kipah. Bee prepared; the star/co-creator of "Bee Movie," Seinfeld may have gotten his inspiration for a landmark "nothing" TV series from the impact he left at Temple Beth Sholom in Amityville, Long Island. The Amityville horror? No, but those days cast a long shadow...
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To survive the Holocaust, the Jews had to battle near-impossible conditions -- hunger, filth, disease, ceaseless work, endless brutality. The fact that many made it until liberation was often a matter of sheer luck, as countless survivors have testified over the years since the end of World War II. But if it was difficult for the majority of people, how...
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