Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

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Rabbi Saul Grife has never made any bones about the fact that he loves the music of the Grateful Dead, as well as other groups from the classic rock era, especially Santana, Cream and Jethro Tull. Grife said that he finds inspiration in their fusion of diverse musical influences, sheer energy and, yes, their countercultural ethos. The religious leader of...
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Odds are theater-goers are able to pay with plastic to see Joan Rivers' autobiographical play now at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. And why not? Plastic's done well by her! Ironic that the woman whose hilarious high jinks and self-deprecating digs about her many matchups with plastic surgeons are, actually, the real thing. Validation on Valentine's Day? In a...
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Wild question: Which is a tougher crowd -- the West Bank or the Wild West? "Oh," chuckles Ari Sandler. "Certainly, the West Bank! That's a highly charged subject." And so is his career. Winning the Oscar for best live short last year, the good-looking director of "West Bank Story" had even better looking prospects after the award and accolades gave...
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Off a Broadway run, he's off-and-running back on TV
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He's got game. And now Bob Saget's got Broadway under his belt. Give that man a chair -- no, table that notion; he's already had one. Indeed, Elkins Park's pride and joie de vivre received great reviews for his recent role as "Man in Chair" during the closing end of "The Drowsy Chaperone" on Broadway. In a way, that was...
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... in all its healthy and versatile alterations
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Louis Fiszer, JE Feature
It may look like celery, taste like licorice and sound like "Pinocchio," but the best thing about fennel is that it's not like anything else. Just one whiff will verify this. Because I have a passion for finocchio as the Italians call it, I use it frequently, especially in winter months when the vegetable pickings are slim at best. You...
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