Saturday, May 30, 2015 Sivan 12, 5775

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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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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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