Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

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This Jewish family has each other's back. Which makes stabbing all the much easier. Take a peep into the "Peep World" of the Meyerwitz clan, whose Patton-like patriarch (Ron Rifkin) acts as Jewish general to his ragtag rejects of an army/ family. Battle lines are drawn over the father's 70th birthday dinner where arguments and acrimony are rationed out to...
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Like most teenagers, I was distressingly opinionated and unwilling to bend when it came to my judgments concerning most artistic matters. For example, I was particularly sniffy when it came to the accomplishments -- or not -- of Leonard Bernstein. It didn't matter whether I was discussing his music (classical or otherwise) or his conducting. To a young...
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... make big somethings, at Purim time
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Linda Morel
WHAT'S COOKING? One March decades ago, the scent of warm strawberry and dough browning in the oven greeted me at the door of an apartment. A friend and I were visiting her grandmother. Entering the kitchen, we found this busy woman's counters piled with cookies and little cakes, assorted in boxes. "Purim is coming," she said, pulling two trays of...
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Rivka Tal
Sometimes, some of us get a bit carried away in our cooking, looking for exotic ingredients and recipes. We forget the oldies but goodies that are easy, inexpensive and available everywhere. Take, for example, that old favorite: egg salad. Although eggs have received a bad rap in the past couple of cholesterol-conscious decades, they are making a comeback, being reinstated...
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Israeli veteran, Iraqi serviceman bond in Bristol to serve up play on wages of war
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Don't ask, don't tell -- don't regret. That is what Jeff Key does in "The Eyes of Babylon," a visionary one-man show of a thousand emotions in which the former Marine lance sergeant ultimately questions the U.S. government's war policy in Iraq. Shipped stateside to recover from a hernia acquired during duty earlier this millennium, he found a hole in...
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