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  • Urban legend coming true?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 1, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    Yesterday, I received a text message from my father who said: “there was an attempt to kidnap a little Israeli girl in Disney World.”

    The first thing that popped into my head at that moment was an infamous urban legend with the same title. The story of that urban legend tells of a...

  • Dassa Connects a Step-Kick at a Time

    By Susan Josephs

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    By the age of 4, Dani Dassa knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.

    "I remember going to the synagogue on Simchat Torah and watching the adults jumping up and down with the Torah," he says. "Even then, I knew there was something to that kind of dancing."

    Some 73 years...

  • Face to Face

    By Rob Eshman

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Before he was the Buddha, or Enlightened One, Prince Siddhartha lived a luxurious life behind the walls of his family castle. But each time he ventured out, the legend goes, he discovered the lame, the halt, the dying. His squire, Chandara, convinced him to ignore such things, as the...

  • Israel Mourns

    By Naomi Segal

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Even for Israelis hardened by years of dealing with Palestinian terrorism, the death of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon came as a difficult blow.

    The weather itself seemed to reflect the national mood: A thick, mustard-colored fog blanketed Israel on Sunday afternoon, a day after Ramon...

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  • Carl Reiner gets to ‘Bloom’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Getting cast in Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's 11," says Carl Reiner, was kind of like a scene from the Las Vegas heist movie.

    In the film -- a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack flick -- two crooks played by George Clooney and Brad Pitt, recruit fellow con men by paying each a surprise...

  • Musical and Comic Legends

    By William Yelles

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    "Rhapsody in Blue: The George Gershwin Story," withRobert Alda as Gershwin and Joan Leslie as a fictional loveinterest.

    If all you knew about composer George Gershwin washis body of work -- "An American in Paris," "Rhapsody in Blue,""Porgy and Bess," plus countless enduring melodies...

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