Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Nisan 12, 5775

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Dave Gordon, JE Feature
Marty Kairey, a resident of New Jersey who is commercially brewing his very own liqueur, also wants to bring an old-country drink to the tables of the new country. That drink is called arak - a Middle Eastern delicacy with a long history, being sold under the brand name "Zachlawi." And it is arriving as a stylish drink in a...
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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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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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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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Not this guy, especially while living on Wisteria Lane
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Just who are those "Desperate Housewives" pushing down the basement steps now? Could it be … Emmy? No, that's Caleb. Emmy is Michael Berenbaum's thing. And what a thing it is for the Philadelphia native son, who still has family here. For when push comes to shove, it was Berenbaum who was pushed into the spotlight the other night, earning...
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Arts and Culture Events

Wed. Apr 1
National Museum of American Jewish History
10:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri. Apr 3
Chabad of Penn Wynne
8:00 PM-10:30 PM
Wed. Apr 8
Germantown Jewish Centre
10:00 AM

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