Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775

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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
A TASTE OF ISRAEL Passover is coming up, and with it, Passover baking's tricks and treats. Many of the usual year-round baking staples are prohibited because they produce chametz (leavened or fermented wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt) or are kitniyot (legumes: avoided by Ashkenazi and some Sephardi, including beans, rice, peas and lentils and some seeds) -- or may contain...
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Can Howard Gordon provide a wake-up call for NBC? He's trying; it helps that he's executive producer for Awake , an alarm-bell bombshell of a show that gives the rubric of "reality TV" a twist and shout -- and then some. The scripted drama -- which premiered last week on the sleepy ratings-deprived network on Thursday nights -- turns the...
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Purim, the most joyous holiday in the Jewish calendar, is a carnival of food, wine and laughter. It marks the period when, at the last moment, Jews were snatched from the hangman's noose. For that reason, it's meant to be a raucous celebration of life. Purim festivities include costume parades and suedahs -- festive meals eaten as night falls. Jayne...
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Think Purim, and what comes to mind? Shalach manot baskets. But with so many folks watching their weight, consider packing your baskets this year with something other than the ubiquitous sweet cakes and cookies. I'm planning a selection of cool fruit soups. To deliver them, I'll pour the liquids into tightly-lidded containers and mark the tops with...
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The Israeli Film Festival continues its run, making a splash this time with "Dolphin Boy."
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