Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Elul 25, 5776

Pita pockets go back to school!
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Perfect for back-to-school lunch boxes, Israeli pita or pocket bread has become a staple in the American kitchen. At one time, this versatile favorite was only obtainable in upscale gourmet shops or Middle Eastern groceries. Now, not only is it sold everywhere, but it comes in a variety of flavors and sizes. In Israel, it is typically served warm accompanied...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Your typical book club may attract between five and 10 members, and meet once a month or so. Club gatherings probably take place in a member's living room, where bowls of chips and cheese plates eat up the lion's share of the "programming budget." "One Book, One Jewish Community: Connecting People One Book at a Time" is not this kind...
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Stories with themes
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Several weeks ago, I wrote about David Evanier and categorized him as a writer of high quality who has labored for years in almost complete obscurity. I often think of the writer Lore Segal in the same way, although the cases are not comparable. No one could say that Segal has been as critically ignored as Evanier. In fact, if...
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Ami Dayan has one eye on history, the other on the present. The cousin of Moshe Dayan serves as director general of a bard's battlefield, bringing to the stage wars of words that clash like flinty unsheathed swords forged in Rashomon-like steel. He has created quite an acclaimed career for himself since immigrating from Israel in 1999, meeting the millennium...
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The "Company" he keeps says a lot about director Mikael Salomon. His hands-on work for the third and final episodes of HBO's "Band of Brothers" had the Emmy Award voters banding together to hand him its best of the best while his "Rome" ruminations were a Caesar salad of insight and incendiary storytelling. And now the director of cable's "The...
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