Monday, May 30, 2016 Iyyar 22, 5776

Savor those Sukkot evenings, whether your fruits are fresh or fake
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Sukkot is a joyous holiday. In biblical times, it was referred to as "The Festival" (also now known as "The Festival of Booths"), and Jews made pilgrimages to the Temple in Jerusalem. It was a celebration of a bountiful autumn harvest -- a Jewish Thanksgiving. In ancient times, the sukkah was a flimsy shelter built by farmers bringing in the...
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The authorities came late at night, without warning, dragging people from their beds like criminals. No explanations were offered, despite all pleas. The next thing that the dazed, innocent victims knew, they were on trains, with the blinds drawn, traveling to unknown destinations, uncertain of what the future held for them. It sounds like a scenario right out of Nazi-occupied...
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By:
Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Janusz Makuch jokingly refers to himself as "a Shabbas goy," but the moniker is not so far from the truth. The 47-year-old Catholic directs a Jewish festival in Poland that celebrates the cultural riches that once sustained the more than 3 million Jews who used to live in that country before the Holocaust. The odd thing is, since the majority...
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If all the world's a circle, include Philadelphia as a pit stop on the way to "Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel," a new exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. The display conveys the story of a little-known aspect of American carousel history and its connection to Jewish visual culture, including the...
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Robert Benton's 'Feast' is truly bountiful
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Love is a many-splintered thing. Picking up the pieces with near picture-perfect poignancy is Robert Benton, the Oscar-winning director who has a special place in his heart for the foibles and fears that show love doesn't so much make the world go round as it makes it wobbly, with a wonderful panache that wields its own weapons of mass distraction...
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