Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

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Louise Fiszer
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP No sooner than the final crumbs of hamantashen are consumed, my attention turns to the next holiday and its desserts. What's helpful is that this part of the Passover seder meal can successfully be prepared beforehand and then frozen. The last thing I want to do on the days of heavy-duty Passover cooking is worry about putting...
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Israeli director puts his ear to the ground of a Bedouin village, and is startled at just what he doesn't hear
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Silence is golden and, in some cases, pure gold. Just look at filmmaker Oded Adomi Leshem's bulging bio and see it glisten from the addition of "Voices From El-Sayed." El-Sayed says it all for the Israeli director's career soundtrack as he shows his film about the Israel village with, it is reported, the most deaf/hearing-impaired residents per capita on the...
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George Gershwin was a natural wonder whose talent was turning out masterpiece after masterpiece
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I remember once sitting at the bar of a trendy Center City restaurant some time in the late-'80s and overhearing the couple next to me talking about the music being quietly piped into the place. At one point, the woman asked her companion if he knew the name of the song that was playing; he shrugged his shoulders and said...
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Your meals can be limitless, thanks to a wealth of new products on the market
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Ethel Hofman
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Kosher for Passover -- that used to mean a very limited number of ingredients that could be used to prepare eight days of meals. Remembering my mother's super-brief ingredient list from our island home -- matzahs, matzah meal and olive oil -- and comparing it with my own contemporary list -- where Passover items range from breakfast...
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Still, here are some alternatives for the non-gefilte crowd
There are two fish camps when it comes to Pesach -- those who insist on serving gefilte fish and those who, well, wouldn't serve it if it were the last food on earth and Moshe was coming to the seder. I live in the "you can't eat enough of it" world; my husband, not so much. He lives in a...
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