Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
The next time you're in Israel, go see an American film, preferably a comedy. There's no quicker way to contrast Israel with America than by seeing what the locals think is funny. And not funny. For that reason alone, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" should play in Israel, permanently; it's the perfect barometer...
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Lining the walls of photographer Zoe Strauss' dimly lit South Philly studio are images of people and places that have seemingly been left behind by the city's economic resurgence -- pictures of abandoned buildings, discarded mattresses, and a seemingly confused elderly woman on the street, wearing a robe and slippers, and clutching a dog. "My work really isn't documentary; it's...
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A touch of sadness clings to The Company They Kept , an otherwise joyous collection of essays by some of the world's best writers, in which they recount "unforgettable friendships" they've been blessed with. The sadness stems from the fact that this would appear to be the last book project that Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein worked on. All...
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The flavors and fancifulness of fondue
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Ethel Hofman, JE Exponent
In Switzerland, the traditional fondue was a peasant dish created by necessity. It consisted of bread, cheese and wine -- all of which were cheap and available. Like porridges and gruels, the melted-cheese mixture was cooked in one pot and set in the middle of the table for the family to help themselves, each with their own horn spoon. Individual...
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Whether battling OCD or bias besetting Jews/Arab-Americans, Tony Shalhoub gives truth a shout-out
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It's flu season, Monk -- wash your hands! As if ... The USA OCD detective -- whose self-named series resumes its fifth season this Friday on the cable network -- has his hands full once more ... but is it with Purel? "That's funny, that's all news to me," muses Tony Shalhoub of the rumor that his TV alter-ego considers...
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