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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 23, 1997
FALLSBURG, N.Y. -- It is 1963, and a naive 17-year-old girl from New York City vacations with her family at a majestic resort with a private airfield. She meets a dance instructor. They fall in love.The story is the plot line from the 1987 movie "Dirty Dancing," but the setting is real. Grossinger's, the resort where the movie was filmed, was real. The boomtown feel of this Catskills hamlet was real. And the neighboring Concord Hotel was real: all 2,800 rooms, two bathrooms to a suite, with a swimming pool the size of a lake.
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By Myriam Marquez | July 6, 1994
THE FOUNDERS made it clear: Government would not establish a religion, nor would it interfere with people practicing their religion.Had the crafters of the U.S. Constitution been able to foresee all the entanglements between church and state that would follow they may have thrown up their hands and gone back to the monarchy.How would they have felt, for instance, about government creating a special school district to serve students from one particular religion, as New York did in 1989 for the Jewish Satmar Hasidic sect?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Arthur M. Lesley and Arthur M. Lesley,Special to the Sun | August 21, 2005
NOVEL THE TIME OF THE UPROOTED By Elie Wiesel, translated by David Hapgood. Alfred A. Knopf. 320 pages. The Time of the Uprooted is Elie Wiesel's 13th novel since Night, his stunning memoir of Auschwitz that helped to establish Holocaust literature in Western languages. Wiesel's strongest novels confronted acute moral problems that the Holocaust made urgent. The Gates of the Forest, The Town Beyond the Wall and Dawn were taut and innovative, in the early '60's, when they subordinated the events and feelings to an intellectual struggle with new varieties of perversity.
NEWS
By The Literary Almanac | January 18, 1998
(1904-1991) was born in Radzymin, Poland, the son and a grandson of Hasidic rabbis and the brother of the novelists LTC Joshua Singer and Esther Kreitman. He spent his youth in Warsaw and Bilgoray, a Jewish shtetl, and worked first as a proofreader and translator. In 1935, he emigrated to the United States, and under the influence of his brother, became a journalist for New York's Jewish Daily Forward. Singer started writing in Hebrew, but soon turned to Yiddish; he is the last great Yiddish author.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | June 16, 1995
One third of the way into "Fires in the Mirror," Anna Deavere Smith re-creates these words of Angela Davis: "We have to find )) ways of coming together in a different way."It's one of the most cogent statements of the thesis of this unusual, spellbinding work, currently playing a two-week engagement as part of Center Stage's Off Center series. Subtitled "Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities," Smith's one-woman show focuses on the riots that erupted in Crown Heights in August 1991 after a 7-year-old black boy was accidentally killed by a car in the motorcade of a Hasidic rabbi; three hours later a Hasidic scholar visiting from Australia was stabbed to death in apparent retaliation.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | May 9, 2011
Is U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton too sexy for print?  Apparently, some people think so.  A Hasidic newspaper is catching some heat for evidently Photoshopping out Clinton's image from last week's now-iconic photo of White House leaders watching the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.  (Audrey Tomason, the director of counterterrorism for the National Security Council, was also cut from the photo.)  The publication in question,  Der Tzitung,  does not include images of women in print " because it could be considered sexually suggestive ," USA Today reports.  Clinton doesn't look particularly "suggestive" in the photo.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | November 26, 1992
NEW YORK -- Mayor David N. Dinkins delivered an impassioned Thanksgiving eve appeal for greater racial understanding in New York City, declaring that neither black anti-Semitism nor Jewish racism can be tolerated."
NEWS
August 22, 1991
A few years ago author Tom Wolfe struck a chord with his satirical novel "Bonfire of the Vanities," about the social forces set in motion by a fatal traffic accident involving a white motorist and a black teen-ager. Now life may be imitating art as New Yorkers struggle to come to grips with the aftermath of two days of rioting touched off by a real-life incident eerily reminiscent of the one described in Wolfe's fictional yarn.The trouble began Monday when a car in the motorcade of a Hasidic grand rabbi struck and killed a black 7-year-old and seriously injured another in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | March 23, 2001
Chaja refuses to live in the past, even if her family and employer seem firmly stuck there. Director Jeroen Krabbe's "Left Luggage," tomorrow's opening night feature of the 13th annual Baltimore Jewish Film Festival, centers on Chaja's struggle to remain true to a faith that to her has everything to do with past wrongs and little to do with today. She's a philosophy student in the early '70s, a time when free love, free thinking and free association have become the bywords of her generation.
NEWS
By Gregory P. Kane | January 9, 1992
INSPIRED by the success of the inaugural 1990 Chutzpah Awards (I deeply appreciate the touching letters I received from the Wyoming State Hospital for the Criminally Insane), I have decided to continue the tradition and hand out awards for 1991.Without further ado, let's get right to the deserving winners:* Special "Say What?" Chutzpah Award: Every now and then along comes a comment so egregious that the listener is compelled to utter, "Say what?" The winners in this category are those who opposed the concept of all-male schools for black boys because they would "reinforce segregation."
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