Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Av 19, 5775

It's that time of the year -- time to warm up, settle down and get ready for game day. Super Sunday -- the other Super Sunday, meaning football and not fundraising -- takes place on Feb. 3. And while tradition has it that most nibble on junk-food galore while they watch two teams clobber each other, there is certainly room...
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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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Arts and Culture Events

Fri. Aug 7
Old City Jewish Arts Center
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Sun. Aug 9
Jewish Humer Goes to the Movies
Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El
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Morning service in the Great Synagogue of Edirne
Judaic Studies Program of Drexel University
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