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Posted: Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:25 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
 Fyvush Finkel. Wikimedia Commons

By Sandee Brawarsky

Fyvush Finkel, the long-time actor who first made his mark on the Yiddish stage and went on to star in mainstream productions on Broadway, off-Broadway and in television and film, died on August 14th at his home in New York. He was 93.

Posted: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:42 | Posted by: Sharon Anstey | Well Versed
Tararam Company Members in New York City. (Doron Raphaeli)

As the Israeli percussion group Tararam performed at Battery Park, the energy was so high that they seemed to draw the passing ferries, tugboats, sailing boats and even cruise ships a little closer, off course.

Posted: Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:15 | Posted by: Elizabeth Denlinger | Well Versed
Albert Einstein visiting New York, 1921. Courtesy Life magazine. Wikimedia commons

Or, as an IT guy once offered by way of a model computer password: “IloveAlbertEinstein.” The phrase was memorable and unpredictable, and therefore difficult to hack, but my first reaction was to wonder: IT guy, you’re brainy, but why do you love Albert Einstein?

Posted: Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:50 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
Courtesy Jewish Publication Society

Make a shiva call to a traditional home, and you’re likely to see a copy of Rabbi Maurice Lamm’s “The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning” in an accessible place. That book, published in 1969, has sold more than 350,000 copies.

Posted: Tue, 07/26/2016 - 16:43 | Posted by: Sharon Anstey | Well Versed
Adam Strauss in "The Mushroom Cure"

Making choices can be immobilizing. If recently you’ve bought a laptop or printer, you may have a sense of how hard it is to make a decision. Do you really need a laptop? Perhaps a tablet might do? Do you stick with an inkjet or re-evaluate a laser? Will a multi-function hold up? Too many choices and variables can be overwhelming.

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