Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

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Beginning last year, Sir Jonathan Sacks -- Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth and a well-known and remarkably prolific author -- began a Torah commentary project that's shaping up to be a significant event in the Jewish world. Published by Maggid Books and the Orthodox Union, Exodus: The Book of Redemption has just appeared, having...
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Promoting the pomegrante, and how lovely it will look on a holiday table
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
This year, right on the heels of Labor Day, Erev Rosh Hashanah falls on Wednesday, Sept. 8. There's the frantic rush to prepare all the traditional dishes -- chicken, briskets, kugels -- and, to symbolize a fulfilling and happy year ahead, apples and honey, and sweet cakes and cookies. A tradition that's often overlooked until the last minute is serving...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
Beets have never been a sexy food. They bring up images of someone's bubbe stirring borscht -- the hearty beet soup hailing from Eastern Europe. Although many people shun these bulbous roots, I have always loved beets for their brilliant garnet color and their assertively sweet taste. Blessed with more sucrose than any other vegetable, beets have recently caught the...
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Kenny Solms ... a Jewish Don Quixote? Tilting at windmills has generated the solar power to outshine others in the TV industry, where Peabody and Emmy have double-dated with writer Solms over the years as Dulcineas accompanying the dulcet tones of his scripted words for such icons as Carol Burnett and Neil Diamond. Is he our very own Man of...
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"You'll be the death of me," the elderly man whispered. And hoped. Death wish? Jack Kevorkian heard it as a plea for a posthumous epigram. "You Don't Know Jack," HBO's multiple-Emmy Award nominee -- with the honors being handed out Aug. 29 -- was written by Philadelphia's Adam Mazer, whose interviews with the doc assigned the moniker of "Dr. Death"...
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