Saturday, May 30, 2015 Sivan 12, 5775

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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
At the conclusion of Yom Kippur -- a day of reflection, atonement and fasting -- friends and family come together to exchange greetings and renew their strength, spiritually and physically. Foods served to break the fast should be light and simple restoratives, which include sweet and savory dishes. The following break-the-fast menu can be prepared in advance; in fact, the...
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Neil Gillman is one of the great scholars and teachers of our time, a central presence at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, who has written one undeniable classic, Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew , along with several minor ones, among them The Death of Death and The Way Into Encountering God in Judaism. Traces of...
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It doesn't take an Einstein to come up with a hit like "Build Me Up, Buttercup." Or does it? It took this Einstein: Tony Macaulay, the evergreen song's ever-popular composer, wasn't always a Macaulay. "No, actually, I took that name out of the phone book. I was born an Einstein, and my family name, Instone, was an Anglicization of Einstein."...
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Some serious issues are fielded for those switching on 'Friday Night Lights'
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Are ya ready for some Shabbat football? Well, it is called "Friday Night Lights." But if the lights of this ever-so-shining NBC series aren't candlesticks, it still sticks out as one of the season's best. Not that tales of pigskin would ever complete a forward pass for acceptance in halachah. But there are elements of the Tuesday-night series of a...
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X marks the spot ... Wait, no, it doesn't. More like NC-17 marks the spot that Kirby Dick is in. And it is the Motion Picture Association of America ratings board who's put him there. For Dick, ironically, it's a good spot to be in, because if not for the myopic MPAA, his quirky clever "This Film Is Not Yet...
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