Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775

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Longtime communal lead­er Theodore "Ted" Mann laughed with his mouth full when asked if he really believes that voting Republican is inconsistent with Jewish values -- as he suggests in his new book. "I think so," replied the 84-year-old, who for decades played a leading role in national Jewish organizational life. "To the extent that Republicans seem to care so...
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
One of the best things about summer is the wide variety of fresh fruit available all season long. Try topping off your picnic or light summer meal with a sweet fruit salad. Layered Fruit Salad Sauce Ingredients: 2/3 cup fresh orange juice 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 tsp. grated orange peel 1/2 tsp. grated...
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A TASTE OF ISRAEL
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
Here in Israel, the official grilling season begins in the spring, on Israel Independence Day. Israelis take their grilling very seriously -- almost every square centimeter of park or patch of ground fills with grilling "experts" -- almost always men! -- vigorously fanning the coals with a "naf-naf." (I believe it's an Israeli invention.) This goes on until the rains...
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Marc Erlbaum, JE Feature
Humanity has been searching for "the meaning of life" from the beginning of time, but it could be argued that today -- with global terrorism, ecological disasters, civil unrest and economic meltdowns -- life is more perplexing than ever before. If we don't find answers to the big questions now, there may soon be no life left to interpret. At...
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Whether you call it destiny, bashert or yuanfen, for Alison Klayman, it all came down to housing. Living, that is, with a Beijing roommate who, in 2008, asked her if she was interested in doing a companion video for a new exhibition opening in the gallery where the roommate worked. The artist: Ai Weiwei, who is today generally considered to...
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Thu. Jan 29
National Museum of American Jewish History
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Thu. Jan 29
Jewish Learning Venture
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