Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775

For Persian Jews, it's always been as natural as the New Year
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
In Ashkenazic culture, Passover and seders go together. However, for Jews from Persia (now Iran), a seder is also an essential part of the Rosh Hashanah meal. Symbolic foods are served, prayers recited, and discussions with family members and friends have been known to be lengthy and animated. The symbolic foods, as well as the dishes served at the meal,...
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Judah Halevi, who lived, it is thought, from 1075 to 1141, remains to this day one of the most remarkable figures in the history of Jewish literature and thought. Principally remembered as a poet, he was also a serious thinker, both within his poetry and outside of it, especially if one considers all he had to say about faith, the...
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From under the boardwalk to above the marquee has had a soft salt-water taffy of a tug at the heart of executive producer Robert Schulman, whose "Greetings From the Shore" is a warm summer breeze of bonhomie opening this Friday. It's all boy-meets-girl-meets-sunshine as a young couple in love goes la-la in summertime Lavalette, N.J. It's the Jersey boys --...
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In an e-male world, two bros and a bud form a band that really rocks indie TV
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Rock 'n' rugelah? "Z Rock" may be the zzzz-sleeper of the season for IFC TV, bandying about as it does with band rockers Paul and David Zablidowsky and Joey Cassata as they perform raunch 'n' roil as the gold standard of heavy metalers at night while finding wiggle room in their lives to earn a real living as kids' music...
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Has Hollywood heeded the emergency call of 9/11? As the nation remembers and mourns that frightening and fateful day of seven years ago, all Hollywood signs point to a decidedly delicate treatment in reel time of one of the most barbaric acts of hatred to explode on American shores. Surely, maverick (and mushmouth) Michael Moore had more to say on...
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