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Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA
Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA

Hosting a seder: if only it were this composed. (Rebecca Siegel/Flickr)

Hosting a seder: If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry

PASSOVER EDITION 5777SECTION B PAGE 6 NEW YORK — The 30-day period between Purim and Passover is often fraught, especially for Jews — especially if, against all...

Gene Wilder (right) puts his arm around the shoulder of Cleavon Little in a still from the film, 'Blazing Saddles.' (Warner Bros./Getty)

Blazing saddles, fading memories

NEW YORK — Last year I joined some 3,000 people at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark for a wide-screen showing of Mel Brooks’ 1974 Western parody,...