Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775

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This just in - Jon Stewart wins Oscar as best comic actor! Nah, not true; just some fake news about a fake newsman. What is true is that the host of Comedy Central's acclaimed "The Daily Show" will be spending his Sunday night trying to burnish the Oscar broadcast with those broadsides he's brought to the public arena. Bring it...
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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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The last time Traci Confer ran for office, she garnered only 532 votes. But that race wasn't for keeps, she says, a fact she plans to make up for this time around. Confer will face Democrat John Sabatina Jr. and Republican Charles R. Ebsworth Sr. as the Green Party's candidate in the March 14 special election to fill the seat...
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Carin M. Smilk
Taking in the pungent, humid air of the orchid room, it was easy to ignore the frigid air outside, which hovered in the mid-20s. Inside Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, it was far preferable to wallow in the scents of trees and flowers, part of a celebration of the holiday of Tu B'Shevat this past Sunday. It was the third...
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Andrew Lasner
The home-selling process differs from state to state, but there are some essential steps most home sellers should take before listing a house with an agent or selling it for sale by owner. • Get pre-approved for a home loan and a home-equity line of credit. It is not at all uncommon for sellers who have signed a contract to...
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