Saturday, September 5, 2015 Elul 21, 5775

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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Green tomatoes are best known by what they are not. They aren't ripe. They aren't plush or sun-warmed or pulsing with juice. Most of us have come to accept them as a fact of life, but not a gift of nature. We feel cheated when tomatoes are green, as if we've been stuck with a harvest of pickles. We can...
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If we Jews are truly the People of the Book, then there is no more exact and resonant exhibit now on display than Chosen: Philadelphia's Great Hebraica , which runs through the end of the month at the Rosenbach Museum and Library off Rittenhouse Square. The telling nature of the show is made even more concrete by a close perusal...
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Meals as mitzvot? Eric Krebs has sandwiched in a career of wry political bites and crispy creations, toothpicked together with topical observations. What would Dagwood say? It's what those who see his works say that speaks to the soul of the creative Krebs, a teacher whose bimah extends from Baruch College to the off-Broadway venue of New World Stages, where...
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At 19, heartthrob Zac Efron cuts a class act, on screen and off
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High school can be a high-wire act between cool and fool, king and clown, zits and hits. The taut experience has taught at least one hot hero that balance is bliss: Clearly, Zac Efron doesn't fear from Clearasil; his career is as creamy as his clear complexion as he smooth-talks his way through high school hi jinks and serves as...
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The man in the gray-flannel suit wears a plaid kipah. "Not on my watch," says Don Draper, draped in a thousand-dollar smile smeared with anti-Semitic smugness. "Mad" about the boy? Not if he's Jewish, and in the ante-enlightened ad world that is the late '50s/early '60s of "Mad Men," the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency of which Draper is lead dragon...
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