Saturday, July 23, 2016 Tammuz 17, 5776

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Amherst College professor and prolific writer Ilán Stavans' most recent book, Resurrecting Hebrew , recounts the story of how, at the end of the 19th century, Lithuanian-born lexicographer Eliezer Ben-Yehuda reinvented the Hebrew language as the "centerpiece of Zionism" -- "the living tongue" of a new, modern nation to be known as Israel. The author, 47, who teaches Latin American...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
The Cat in the Hat, but Di Kats der Payats ? That's the Yiddish translation by Zackary Sholem Berger who, along with his wife, Celeste Sollod, runs Yiddish House LLC. Since 2003, Yiddish House has published Yiddish translations of children's classics like The Cat in the Hat, Curious George (George der Naygeriker) and, most recently, another Dr. Seuss -- One...
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Stephen Daldry turns the page on war-torn dramas
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Your weakly "Reader"? There is nothing weak-willed about Stephen Daldry's strong-spirited and powerfully propelling adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's best-selling novel The Reader, whose reading of the Holocaust is a riveting reminder that not all its stories have been bookended by biographers and Hollywood on one of its bathetic benders. Indeed, this is no banal bedtime story -- albeit much of...
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Or is it a Cruise? Actor/producer successfully takes on the risky business of history
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Tom, you had me at "Heil." Show me the Nazis, demands Tom Cruise, controlling the careening caper that is "Valkyrie," portraying Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the stealthy German soldier, whose assassination plot against Hitler hit some snags, in the film opening in theaters on Dec. 25. The actual plot, coded "Valkyrie," may have plotzed, but Cruise creates a character as...
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That's the way to ring in the New Year!
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
I usually choose to spend New Year's Eve with a few close friends in a rather low-key manner. An early dinner in our favorite neighborhood Chinese restaurant, followed by a movie without having to stand in line, leaves us relaxed enough to welcome the New Year in a festive and frivolous mood. And what could be more elegant than returning...
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