Friday, February 27, 2015 AdarI 8, 5775

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A local theater group's production of the Holocaust-themed play I Never Saw Another Butterfly is having unintended consequences for some of the children in its cast. Written by Celeste Raspanti, Butterfly is based on the book compiled by Raja Engländerová, who survived Terezín, the Czechoslovakian concentration camp also known by its German name, Theresienstadt. More than 15,000 children passed through...
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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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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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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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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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