Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774

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"Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World"? Keep looking; Albert Brooks hasn't found it. Certainly, his current so-called comedy is bereft of it. Maybe it's hidden under one of the barkas the characters of the film wear. What "Comedy" does is wearisome. Based on the premise that the best way to disarm the enemy is to nuke 'em with nuggets...
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Sally Friedman- JEFeature
You're sitting in a restaurant trying to enjoy your meal when the kids at the next table start acting up. First, just a poke here and there. Then some more serious wrestling. Then shouts of "You liar! You stupid idiot!" Thuds. Blows. Hollering. By now, a civilized meal is out of the question. And so, probably, is your own digestion...
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The advancement of next generation wireless devices, flat panel displays, digital television, MP3 devices and gaming consoles will push consumer electronics sales to a new high of $135.4 billion dollars in 2006, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. Gone are the days of individual components for each function; audio receiver, television, CD player, DVD player, etc. Technology has delivered a...
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Lauren Pound Somers- JE Feature
Who makes the best Jewish soup? Volunteers at Adath Israel in Merion Station are challenging people to find out by launching the "Jewish Mama Soup-a-Rama," a regional contest whose ultimate goal is to produce 10,000 pints of soup to feed thousands. The innovative project was developed by Adath Israel's "Mitzvah Makers," social-action committee that's collaborating with the Jewish Federation of...
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All the secrets of a tortured talent told at last
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Henry Roth lived one of the most astonishing writer's lives of the 20th century, though, ironically, the most salient feature of the life was that not much writing was actually done during the bulk of it. As those conversant with literature know, Roth, his first time up at bat, wrote one of the great novels of the American Jewish experience...
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