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  • The Sabbath Rap

    By Gaby Friedman

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The service begins with "Shalom Aleichem," but there's a twist: Injected between the traditional verses are some fast-talking, spoken-word interludes with messages for those entering into the ritual. "So recline, right after you drink this wine/ See this time is a gift from the mind...

  • The Bighearted Showbiz Dealmaker

    By Gaby Friedman

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Once, when Bernie Brillstein's career as a Hollywood manager was already so well established that people tried to hustle him, rather than the other way around, Lorne Michaels sent Bernie a gift.

    The present was a Langdon Clay photograph of Broadway near 42nd Street in New York, a...

  • Many Factors Enter Into Temple Choice

    By Gaby Friedman

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Mark Firestone was searching for a shul to join, he didn't look for a shul that had a nursery school or Hebrew school attached. Nor did he fret about the services he'd be getting for his membership fee. Instead, he wanted a shul that was quiet.

    "I wanted it to be very quiet, so...

  • Between the Pages for Young, Young-at-Heart

    By Gaby Friedman

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Let's face it. Many people go to synagogue on the High Holidays because they have to. A feeling of poorly understood and unappreciated obligation can pervade this time of year. But it doesn't have to. You can put yourself or your children in the spirit and in the know with help from...

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  • Spectator - Sephardia Secrets

    By Gaby Friedman

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Elaine Romero experienced "a cool fusion of art and life" when she wrote the play "Secret Things."

    The play tells the story of Delia, a Latino journalist, who goes to New Mexico to investigate the origins of an anonymous package she received postmarked from there containing articles...

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