Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

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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For Her Eyes Only See the 'Light'? A movie made only for Jewish women
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Sara Trappler-Spielman, JE Feature
As the tops of moon-illuminated palm trees blended with the bright camera lights to cast the typical glow of a Hollywood movie premiere on the streets outside, the stars of "A Light for Greytowers" and their guests sauntered across the red carpet and into the Sherry Lansing Theater on Paramount Studio's lot. But this was no typical Hollywood premiere: Those...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Together with Jacobs Music, the Israeli consulate general office here is presenting an unusual four-evening Israeli Jazz Festival beginning Monday, Jan. 21, with concerts each evening through Thursday, Jan. 24, at the World Café Live. Four Israeli virtuoso jazz musicians have been engaged by the producers, and each will appear with an instrumental ensemble for a concert beginning at 7:30...
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Original band's U.S. promoter likes the patter of 'Rain'
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ll ya need is ... Sid? It took a rock 'n' roiler, a mogul mover and shaker, to modify the answer to "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" from "Practice! Practice! Practice!" to "Sid Bernstein! Sid Bernstein! Sid Bernstein!" Indeed, the nonagenarian mopped up with the Mop Tops, introducing the Beatles to America at his 1964 Carnegie Hall concert...
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Israel's made great strides in the culinary marketplace
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Every time I visit Israel, I'm dazzled by the diversity of its cuisine. In its 60th year of existence, this little country has much to be proud of -- and the food is no exception. In its early days, food seemed at the bottom of the list of things to experience there. "Don't go there for the food" was always...
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