Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Sivan 8, 5775

The journey of a New York mayor's family
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When the book Fiorello's Sister appeared in my office, the thought flashed through my mind that, yes, Fiorello La Guardia, the beloved mayor of New York City during the 1930s and '40s, known endearingly to his supporters as the "Little Flower," had had Jewish ancestry somewhere down the line. I assumed that this point was the reason why the book...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Just a few weeks into 2008, and I've found my first love of the year. The Shondes, a four-piece from Brooklyn, released "The Red Sea" earlier this month, and I've already played it more than almost anything I listened to in 2007. But I knew the Shondes' debut would be good from the first time I heard them. Five years...
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Will Oscar be making aliyah next month? When "Beaufort" bagged an Oscar nod for best foreign film at Tuesday morning's announcements, it placed the land of the Red Sea smack in the middle of the red carpet, to be rolled out -- or rolled in, depending on the writers' strike -- for the Feb. 24 event in Hollywood. What a...
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John Lehr joins TV's express line on TBS hit
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Would you buy used car insurance from this man? Well, maybe if you'd just run over Fred Flintstone. The Geico Caveman is just one face -- albeit the one bushy and unbrushed -- of the likeable John Lehr, whose bio is a bedrock of the importance of improv. Certainly's improved his life. And if there's a smile on his lips,...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It's no coincidence that those hearty, rib-sticking puddings came to North America by way of Britain, where winters are cold and damp. Relying on plentiful, basic ingredients as in flour, sugar and butter, puddings held a special place in British diets. They were filling, and often made up a complete meal along with milk poured over top. In Britain today,...
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