Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774

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M.J Fine- JE Feature
Jenny Lewis has a pretty sweet day job. As the dominant voice of indie-rock darlings Rilo Kiley, she gets to write songs with her best friends and travel the world to play for hordes of fans. They've got major-label backing from Warner Bros., and enough underground credibility to support several high-profile side projects. But being in a band with a...
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Ever since grade school, Barbara Klein Moss has had a preoccupation with the notion of an "Edenic" place - a personal Garden of Eden, where an idealized environment affords one a peaceful inner life. The theme has surfaced often in her fiction. Now, thanks to a recent grant, she has taken a step closer to her own paradise, which she...
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"Why We Fight" is a war of words, images and philosophies. It is also a compelling documentary for the battle-weary and war-torn, looking for answers where none may exist. Indeed, allows acclaimed filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, whose "Why We Fight" opens Friday, Feb. 24, there are no answers. But, without question, there are needs to examine why. Indeed, Jarecki's controversial film...
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The first criticism I read about the famous short-story writer Isaac Babel was an essay by Lionel Trilling, then the dean of the New York Jewish intellectual crowd and one of the most prominent academics in the country. His piece was, at the time, one of the central pronouncements on the Soviet Jewish writer's remarkable work and brief, tragic life...
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Louise Fiszer- JE Feature
I'm simply amazed at the dynamic food scene every time I go to Israel, and this last visit was no exception. At a new restaurant in Tel Aviv, the waiter, carrying a chalk board listing the day's specials, introduced himself and then proceeded to describe each particular dish. He proudly listed prosciutto, pancetta, bacon and ham in just about all...
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