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  • 10 Torah-‘inspired’ bar/bat mitzvah themes

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    May 15, 2015 | 1:24 pm

    The contemporary bar or bat mitzvah has become quite a production, but you can still create a spectacle that’s connected to substance. You can even let the Torah portion inspire you, so that your inappropriate excess is also informative and educational. (Well, sort of.)


  • Flowers Make the Wedding Bloom

    By Diana Edel

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Flowers are often a big part of anyone's wedding day, from the bouquets the bride and her attendants carry to the chuppah decorations and the table centerpieces at the reception hall. Many times the flowers are what the guests remember about the wedding (unless a minor disaster...

  • Jewish Themes Dominate Oscars

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Rarely has Jewish talent and Jewish themes received as much recognition as at the last Academy Awards of this century.

    "Life Is Beautiful," the tragicomic fable set partially in a concentration camp, earned best actor and best foreign film Oscars for its star and director, Roberto...