Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

Walk down the baking aisle of your supermarket and all of the sweetener options can be overwhelming. Even plain old sugar comes in a variety of colors, sizes and textures; and then there's molasses, honey and the more esoteric agave syrup -- not to mention the growing variety of calorie-free sweeteners. When do you use what, and why? Granulated sugar...
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
While I'm enthusiastic about farmer's markets, I don't snub the variety of imported produce found in supermarkets, particularly when it comes to mangoes, with their seductive flavor. The best mangoes flood American markets from April until June. They are imported from the Caribbean, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Mexico. Florida's mangoes arrive at the end of the season, in June. It...
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Kurt Weill's massive opera-oratorio, known in English as The Eternal Road , has proven to be a daunting task for any director brave enough to tackle it. The work, which has four acts and deals with persecution throughout Jewish history, calls for a cast of hundreds and costumes in the thousands. Not surprisingly, the 1937 premiere, which took place in...
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Debra Rubin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Thanks to hip-hop superstar Drake's latest music video, there are now far more eyes focusing on Temple Israel's bimah in Miami than there are even during the High Holidays. And even though the song's lyrics are decidedly more profane than sacred, the Reform synagogue's president said he hoped the video would help Jewish youth connect to Judaism. The video, parts...
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Lucy Taus Katz, Jewish Exponent Feature
It's been more then 65 years since World War II ended and the concentration camp inmates were liberated. But for some, even after they were set free from the camps, there was another kind of prison that kept them captive: a prison of the heart, the mind and the soul. I thought I knew the basic details of my life:...
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