Monday, July 14, 2014 Tammuz 16, 5774

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Benjamin J. Jackson, JE Feature
"When I was your age ... " How many excruciatingly boring stories start this way? Tales of hardship and woe told by grandparents, distant relatives and other older folks who relish in reminiscing about their youth. But nowadays, on street corners, in coffee shops and in local watering holes across the country, a keen ear might hear this phrase escaping...
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Israeli teens Oded Rinsky and Shy-li Tal gave up virtually every weekend for the past six months in order to prepare for their summer gig -- touring the United States as "emissaries" of their home country. It's part of a Scouting tradition that stretches back decades, even before the founding of the Jewish state. In fact, it seems like many...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
For most of us, the Fourth of July is kick-off time for firing up the grill and eating outdoors. Yet try as we may, the weather doesn't always cooperate with a carefully thought-out dining plan. The weather this year has been so crazy that I can envision slightly shivering guests trying to brave the unpredictable early summer wet and cool...
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Director Michael Winterbottom tops himself in Daniel Pearl tale
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It was the camera shot heard 'round the world -- a concord of angst and anomie released in a scripted scream so terrifying it empties the empyrean angels of their seats to the right side of God. Certainly, God is in the heavens, but not all is right with the world. That scream is the atonal atrophy of Mariane Pearl's...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Take one guy rapping to a hip-hop beat, one gospel belter testifying over a sprightly klezmer melody, and one country sweetheart trilling on top of an old Jewish cowboy lament. Mix carefully. Sounds weird, right? In fact, it's the recipe for "You Are Never Alone," the loveliest track on Socalled's fantastic and fascinating new album, "Ghettoblaster." Socalled (born Josh Dolgin)...
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