Friday, March 6, 2015 AdarI 15, 5775

TV epic channels the history of 'Jewish Americans'
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Funny, they don't look Jewish. Why, just because they're seamstresses, janitors, doctors, butchers, garbage people, scientists, crooks, movie stars, mathematicians, dentists, salespeople, authors, swindlers, saviors, your tired, your hungry, your poor ... They're all that; they are, indeed "The Jewish Americans." And now they are also the focus of an epic epistle -- a TV love letter with some bittersweet...
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It's quite remarkable how a single book can take a writer's career and transform it, giving it a whole new tenor that somewhat obscures, if not obliterates, much of what came before. Take John Updike's novel Couples, for example. Literary gossip has it that at a party one night the late Norman Mailer, in his inimitable cheery manner, cornered Updike...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The festivities and parties are over, and the weather's growing colder. What better time to curl up in a comfy chair and read the food books you've only had time to glance at -- in bookshops or piled on your bedside table -- always waiting "for later." Well, later is now! Below are my choices for the season. · Matzoh...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
As the Internet shrinks the world around us, it is also shaping the way people meet. Who wouldn't like a little company while "on the road"? We've all heard the stories -- mostly, thanks to the likes of Oprah -- about airline pilots or long-haul truckers who turn out to have multiple families in different parts of the country. Even...
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On a vessel that's seen war sits a display on the Holocaust
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A new exhibit about the Holocaust on the Battleship New Jersey lets visitors view images of the atrocities that occurred more than 60 years ago in Nazi-occupied Europe and, by its conclusion, challenges viewers to ponder more modern-day genocides that still rage around the world. The multimedia display, "The Holocaust and Genocide: The Betrayal of Humanity," was put together by...
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