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Look at the frum entertainment landscape, and you’ll see an ever-enduring popularity of “oldies.” Despite a constant influx of new talent, what is it about those pioneers of the business who — decades later — are still in demand? Neither the digital revolution nor more sophisticated and demanding audiences have hampered the enthusiasm for those “old-timers” who have not only kept up, but have remained on the cutting edge of a fickle industry. What keeps them going after all the years?
What does Egypt’s turmoil mean for the rest of us?
When he was five years old, Clifford Felder’s doctor told his parents he’d never finish school. But the boy-genius hampered by debilitating social handicaps clawed his way through, rising to prominence as a crackerjack chemist and breaking through his invisible barriers to become a well-loved member of a very special community.
Today it’s about guns and turf wars, but then it was about haggling in Yiddish over the price of pickles or salami. Whatever happened to Brownsville?