Monday, December 5, 2016 Kislev 5, 5777

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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Esteban Hernandez could have been a star on Broadway, but when he was offered the role of Billy Elliot in the eponymous hit musical, the 14-year-old ballet whiz declined. "I didn't think I was ready yet," the Mexican-born Jewish dancer said. "I would have been performing all the time, instead of working on my technique." A real-life Jewish Billy Elliot?...
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Last year, just in time for Pesach, the antiquarian bookseller Historicana, founded in 1987 and still run by Irvin Ungar out on the West Coast, published a new, highly detailed and quite exquisite version of The Szyk Haggadah. Illustrated by Polish-born artist Arthur Szyk, this version of the beloved text had been created in Europe as Hitler was coming to...
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It could have been Jews and gentiles meeting at a Hillel mixer at Passover -- and wouldn't Tony and Maria have looked out of place ...
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"Tonight, tonight, won't be just any night ... " Of course, it's not just any night, Tony; it's Passover. Pass the matzah! And that raises more than four questions concerning the riveting revival of "West Side Story," a story unto itself playing the Palace Theatre on Broadway. Taking in more than a million a week at the box office, could...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
"Besa: Albanian Muslims Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust" is the title of an exhibition at Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim -- and the subject that has occupied photographer Norman Gershman for the past five years. The exhibit at the synagogue in Wynnewood ( www.mlrt.org ) opens on April 13. Through his camera's lens, Gershman -- who was born...
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Filmmaker turns father figure into focal point of award-winning movie
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The Moses of mosaics, with South Street his Sinai, Isaiah Zagar, zigging while other artists zag, has also broken a commandment or two. No burning bushes to bemoan, but a number of burned bridges by an artist whose creativity has also cratered his own life, beset by beauties and beasts, and brushes with the bathetic, as well as greatness. All...
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