Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
Soups are a cool way to bring in Shavuot
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Linda Morel, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Shavuot celebrations often center around brunch, where lox and bagels grab the attention. Those who branch out typically gravitate to blintzes and kugels. But in the Old Country, Shavuot meals often started with cold, creamy soups -- an appetizer that has all but disappeared in today's grab-and-go world. I suspect that cold soups have been replaced by smoothies, a staple...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Linda Bruck said she still remembers the amazement she felt this past January when she and her husband, Larry, first entered the home of Adolf and Saida Yevdoksyuk. The Newtown couple had come to the Yevdoksyuk's Northeast Philadelphia home to deliver a package of food sent by the Jewish Relief Agency. The couple was so grateful, they invited the Brucks...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
In 1961, during a summer in Mexico City, I was fortunate to have been taken to visit an unusual house museum called Casa Azul ("Blue House"). Before that moment, I knew nothing about it or its famous owner, the artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Casa Azul is an amazingly colorful, exuberant repository of art and artifacts. More importantly, it is an...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Some writers and artists draw inspiration from seeing a beautiful landscape, staring at a statuesque model or listening to a well-crafted anecdote. Not Art Spiegelman. Disaster is his muse. In his most famous work, the graphic novel Maus , the disaster was the Holocaust. The story told of his parents' struggles throughout the Shoah, with Jews depicted as mice and...
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The Berlin wall of sound may provide the quintessential centerpiece for the "Jewish American" series. "Irving Berlin," says David Grubin, its exec-in-charge, "is a perfect example" of what the series attempts to show. "He was Jewish down to his toenails. Yet here is someone who wrote some of the best known Christmas songs ('White Christmas') and was so assimilated into...
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