Thursday, November 20, 2014 Heshvan 27, 5775

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Who We Are is an anthology of essays, edited by Derek Rubin and published by Schocken, that I looked forward to with great anticipation but which, in the end, proved to be one of the most frustrating reading experiences I've had recently. The work's premise is simple enough; the subtitle states it succinctly: On Being (and Not Being) a Jewish...
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Recipes to please Esau and friends
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Lorna Rosenberg, JE Feature
Having just enjoyed the bounty of all those holiday meals, it's a good time to think about the vast and varied food history of the Jewish people. Borrowing from the many countries that have hosted our communities in the Diaspora, Jewish cooking can be more Mediterranean, Arabic or Eastern European depending on where your ancestors originated. But the true roots...
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Mordant Mort Sahl takes a bat to hypocrisy and clears the bases
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Good news, bad news … First the bad news: The headlines greeting readers and viewers every morning. Now the good news: Mort Saul has been heading off the headlines for the past 50 years with a wile and wit that makes everything that's fit to print fodder for his fulminations. Read the fine print: Mort Sahl is a merry old...
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It's TV at it's best - and it's all offered to the latest lucky "On the Scene" winner to take home and plop in his or her DVD player. What will the winning "Scener" receive? • "Lost," the complete first season of the smash ABC show, with oodles of extras on the seven-disc set, including unaired flashbacks and a featurette...
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Forget Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Want to view the most unorthodox of odd couples? Gidi Dar and Shuli Rand - the Oscar and Felix that Neil Simon could never have imagined. But director Dar certainly did - and dared to bring it to screen: "Ushpizin" ("Holy Guests") opens Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Ritz theaters. And who's the Oscar? Rand,...
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