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Obama official chronicles Jewish triumph

Even before its official release this month, Norman Eisen’s “The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House” ranked No. 1 on Amazon’s list of new Jewish biographies.

Thursday 08/30/2018
‘Operation Finale’ Details Eichmann Capture
Posted: August 30, 2018

What would you do if you were alone in a room with Adolf Eichmann? What kind of conversation would you have? These questions come to mind watching “Operation Finale,” which details the 1960 capture of Eichmann, who was living undercover in Buenos Aires. The film stars Oscar Isaac as Mossad agent Peter Malkin and Ben Kingsley as Eichmann.

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Wednesday 08/22/2018
‘93Queen’ chronicles Chasidic variation on #MeToo
Posted: August 22, 2018

To many, having to fight for the right to volunteer might seem slightly ridiculous. But that’s exactly what viewers see in documentarian Paula Eiselt’s first feature-length film, “93Queen,” which chronicles the arduous process of turning Ezras Nashim — an all-volunteer ambulance corps comprised solely of Chasidic Jewish women — from idea to reality.

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Temple Solel artist-member Jeanine Korer: “I paint happy”
Posted: August 22, 2018

As Jeanine Korer prepares for the opening of her art exhibit at Temple Solel on Sept. 1, she is eager to share an expansive lifetime of work aimed at making audiences smile.

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Wednesday 08/15/2018
98-year-old writes book to save the world
Posted: August 15, 2018

“What am I going to do with my life?”Julian Hyman asked himself, as many have asked standing at life’s crossroads, puzzling over inchoate paths that might lead to new directions or careers.

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Wednesday 08/08/2018
‘Generation Wealth’ documents money obsession
Posted: August 08, 2018

Anytime the wealth of a celebrity or business leader is disclosed, the internet explodes with hot takes about money, ownership and excess.

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Wednesday 08/01/2018
Chicken so good, it’s addictive
Posted: August 01, 2018

R emember the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episode where Larry David is obsessed with chicken from a Palestinian restaurant, but is wracked by guilt for supporting the establishment? “I know, I know, but this chicken, you can’t believe how good it is!”

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Wednesday 07/25/2018
New meaning in old story
Posted: July 25, 2018

Not long ago, in an antiques shop, I found a February 1937 issue of “National Geographic” that featured Berlin. It portrayed a city thriving under Nazi rule, with photos of streets festooned with swastika flags, Hitler’s birthday parade and children smiling in front of swastika-draped buildings.

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Wednesday 07/18/2018
New film raises questions for Jewish agency
Posted: July 18, 2018

Imagine it’s your first day of college and, as you walk toward your dorm, students smile at you, greet you fondly, hug you and welcome you back, even though you’ve never been here before. Sounds like a Twilight Zone episode, right?

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