Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775

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Now that we're well into this year's JCC Jewish Book Festival, it seems the perfect time to discuss some works that have appeared in recent months dealing specifically with the pleasures of books and reading, and the craft of writing. One of the most entertaining of the lot is Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love , published by Farrar...
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Food and wine, all for the taking
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
On a gorgeous autumn day in Napa Valley - the kind that travel magazines feature on their covers - I was part of a group of eight who were privileged to spend an afternoon with Ernie and Irit Weir, owners and vintners of Hagafen Cellars. As we walked with Ernie through the vineyards, we sampled purple-black Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield, JE Feature
An old alliance has taken an unusual - and tasty - turn. Israeli-Lebanese ties have a new flavor that is actually centuries old - as old as King Hiram of Tyre, Lebanon and King Solomon of Jerusalem, and as new as the 21st century. At the center of this alliance is arak, arguably the most popular drink in the Middle...
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The Dating Dance
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Adina Matusow
I was searching online and came to the most amazing guy. He seemed funny, intelligent, caring, adventurous and romantic, and get a load of this - he loves his family! He seemed like such a gooteh neshumeh ("a good soul"). Maybe he was my soulmate. But after searching some more, I discovered almost every other man online had the same...
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'Squid and Whale' star Jesse Eisenberg astounds as troubled Jewish teen
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Jesse Eisenberg is the reel Oscar bait of "The Squid and the Whale," a wallop of a film in which an urbane urban mess of a family can't manage to see its way above sea level. Not that Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney don't limn illustrious portrayals of his Jewishly writerly professorial-type parents; they do. But that's all academic when...
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