Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

Nah, better to use the stuff in your cooking, instead
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Eileen Goltz
SLICE OF LIFE I have 11 cans of beer left over from the Super Bowl party. I'm starting to clean the refrigerator pre-Pesach and need to figure out what to do with the stuff. I've discovered that adding beer to vegetables like onions, carrots and corn, combined with a dash or so of honey, molasses or sugar, gives a deep...
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Who better than a Neshama to sing soul music? It certainly comes naturally to Neshama (Hebrew for "soul") Carlebach, the 36-year-old scion of the sensational spiritual leader/singer/composer Shlomo Carlebach, whose early death at 69 in 1994 left a hole in the soul of world music and spirituality as well. But his daughter has come a-healing and a-helping since, noting that...
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Louise Fiszer
We frequently host complete strangers at our Shabbat dinner table. They are friends of friends, distant relatives twice removed, a past social encounter passing through for the weekend or just people who need a place for a Sabbath meal. As a cook and hostess, this puts me at a disadvantage, for more often than not, I haven't a clue to...
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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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