Monday, April 20, 2015 Iyyar 1, 5775

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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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Going for the ''Golda'' Valerie Harper primed for her portrayal of Israel''s legendary prime minister
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What’s “Golda’s Balcony” but Molly Goldberg’s stoop with a vertical view of breaking news rather than bleak Brownsville. Ah, but what a view! And as Golda Meir stoops to conquer, Valerie Harper steps into the role as if she were born to do so. From “Rhoda” to “Golda,” Harper’s planted her feet solidly on Mother Earth characters, whether they be...
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According to a study that just appeared in The American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota found that night-eating syndrome is a common disorder among psychiatric outpatients, and is associated with substance use and obesity. Night-eating syndrome is a condition characterized by two main features: excessive eating in the...
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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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Isn't that Dr. Zhivago in the dining car?
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Ben G. Frank JE- Feature
Dawn was breaking on this clear summer morning when I photographed the most famous picture that Jewish visitors always took on the 6,000 miles of the Trans-Siberian Railway - at least in Soviet times. I snapped a shot of the railroad station stop sign, written in Yiddish letters, "Birobidzhan." "Birobidzhan," known as the Jewish Autonomous Region and located in the...
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