Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

Author insists: It's not just a cookbook, it's a mitzvah project
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? Falling on May 1 this year, Holocaust Remembrance Day also marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. What could be more meaningful than honoring survivors through the foods they savored before World War II forever changed their lives? Joanne Caras compiled the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook: Collected from Around the World . Alongside the 129 recipes in the...
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Lebanon and the not-so-civil war that erupted between the right and the left brings its battlefield to the big screen this weekend, with all the religious and political rancor endemic to the region played out by flame-throwers on a combustible crusade. "Well, we have been confused with that Lebanon," quips Jason Contino, co-producer of "Lebanon, PA," opening on Friday, April...
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
Let's face it, sometimes Passover food can get monotonous -- how many potatoes can one person eat? So when the family tires of chicken and potatoes or roast and potatoes, why not try using whole matzah as a raw material? There are matzah kugels and matzah roll-ups. Sephardi Jews often dampen matzah before eating it; then it can be filled...
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Can't we all get along? Hope so, says Jonathan Leshnoff. And his "Hope" is just that -- a union of a musical mission of orchestra, soloists, choir, poetry and composer that bonds Bible to spiritual and blends ancient with au courant. And this oratorio of an aural sensation all plays an important part in the current Philadelphia International Festival of...
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Not every up-and-coming rebel rocker/fine-voiced folkie earns enough money to jingle-jangle in his pocket. But then, not every one grew up knowing the value of jingles. Ari Hest did; his father wrote them, and his son occasionally performed them in commercials -- when he wasn't doing backup choral work for his mother, the cantor. Music as muse? Sure, but now...
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