Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
A TASTE OF ISRAEL When it comes to Passover, many Sephardi Jews customarily eat rice, legumes, corn and green beans -- all foods that are forbidden to Ashkenazim for the eight days. Of course, these customs vary from country to country, and even from city to city. Some Jews of Moroccan origin eat special kosher-for-Passover rice on the holiday; others...
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Throughout his life in politics, former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter often invoked the name of his Yiddish-speaking father, Harry, who left czarist Russia in 1911 for a better life in the United States. Sometimes, the younger Specter would highlight how his father had once owned a junkyard and did whatever he could to get his family through the Great Depression,...
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WHAM! BAM! POW? Put a SOCK in it, Arona Reiner gently states about the state of action comic books. She took action to do it her own way: At 71, the native Bostonian who long ago made Israel her home has changed the art of the deal. An accomplished and exhibited artist/sculptor, she has come out with her first comic...
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Rebecca Farber Jewish Exponent Feature
With increased developments in diet and health trends, it is no wonder that the seder table is changing to include more specialty kosher food. People with certain nutritional needs -- such as vegetarian or gluten-free diets -- might find that stores and cookbooks offer more resources to adapt Passover meals to meet their needs. For example, vegans looking to include...
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One of the community's best-known day school philanthropists plans to open an upscale glatt kosher restaurant and catering company in Merion this summer with two star-studded chefs as his creative consultants. "I never wanted to be in the restaurant business," confessed David Magerman, a computer programmer from Gladwyne who formed the Kohelet Foundation, which has funneled about $15 million over...
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