Sunday, May 1, 2016 Nisan 23, 5776

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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
With its groundbreaking just about two weeks away, the National Museum of American Jewish History has reached an impressive milestone: It's raised $100 million of the $150 million needed to construct a new 100,000-square-foot home on Independence Mall. Said George M. Ross, the museum's capital-campaign chairman: "It says a lot for this project to have raised" that much. "I've spoken...
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The ZIP code for "51 Birch Street" may as well end in 007; such is the mystery and intrigue unraveled in this compelling film of romance and regret by Doug Block of a marriage more mixed than stirred. It is a Block party done in "Street" theater style, with a roving camera delivering a riveting framed picture of a family...
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Lisa Landry's laundry list of life's checkpoints is awash in the fab and funny. But then, her humor isn't so much drip-dry as it is wet and wild. But the tide has changed a bit in recent years. In the currency of comedy, she's well aware of the conversion rate of exchange. Indeed, she's exchanged Christian roots for rooting for...
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Not for those who know the talented 'Jersey Boy' Jarrod Spector
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When it comes to Jersey peaches primed for the picking, no one's plucked a juicier part than Jarrod Spector, this Jewish kid from Meadowbrook, a musical mensch in the monster hit "Jersey Boys" with the plum role all his own. At his Bar Mitzvah, he learned to walk like a man. Now, at 26, he's taken the next step: He's...
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To get a good job, get a good education. Adam Tsekhman got both by going to jail. But he ended his sentence with a declarative spasibo ("thank you"), putting a period on the period he spent incarcerated in a Russian cell. Bang the shoe slowly? No, Tsekhman's tsuris was of the scripted variety as the young up-and-comer got down and...
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