Monday, July 27, 2015 Av 11, 5775

A sweet and savory Purim 'seudah'
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
During the chanting of the Megillah on Purim, the noise level can be deafening. Young and old go crazy; hissing, foot-stamping, whirling groggers and booing when Haman is mentioned -- behavior never permitted in synagogue on any other day of the week. But on this wild and nutty holiday, which takes place on the 14th day of the Hebrew month...
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Levi trumps Darwin, somewhat sadly, of course
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Several months ago, the Royal Institution of Great Britain did an astonishing but wholly appropriate thing: It named Primo Levi's The Periodic Table as the "best science book ever written." The Levi volume, which is made up of 21 sections, each tied to one of the elements of the periodic table, beat out estimable works by James Watson, one of...
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Ryan Teitman
"My culture of origin is in a head-on collision with the rest of the world," Nonie Darwish told the crowd gathered at the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim in Northeast Philadelphia. The Egyptian-born journalist, lecturer and founder of ArabsForIsrael.com , a Web site that supports the state of Israel and Middle Eastern peace, spoke to the congregation on Feb. 26 about...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
"It's nice to see so many Jews in the audience," jokes Arab comedian Ray Hanania. "I view you all as potential hostages." The Jerusalem audience claps, howling with laughter. In another setting, that comment wouldn't be quite so funny. But plunked down in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian Comedy Tour, it's the perfect joke: It makes fun of the situation,...
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As the world goes Oscar wild on Sunday night with babel over "Babel" and parting shots at "The Departed," Shemi Zarhin can revel in his own pursuit of happiness. Gone Hollywood? Gone Israel! After all, the talent from Tiberias watched as his latest directorial effort, "Aviva My Love," was welcomed lovingly by audiences with the equivalent of three Israeli Oscars...
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