Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

Instead, get to work, making these resonant recipes
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? While some people find the Great Depression depressing, I see it as a more heartwarming time. It's an odd stance for a baby-boomer to take, since I grew up hearing my father tell stories about stretching nickels until they snapped. Not unlike today's wobbly economy, these were years of cutting corners. Yet I love some of the Depression's...
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP Perhaps because cooking is my business, I planned for a kitchen where large numbers of people could gather in comfort. That's because it's been my experience that no matter how my husband and I have herded our guests into the living and dining rooms, they somehow make their way back into our kitchen -- because they enjoy...
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Kabbalists in the 16th century began to celebrate the Jewish New Year for trees, Tu B'Shevat, with a seder service modeled after the Passover seder. They would bless and enjoy fruits native to the Land of Israel, and discuss concepts associated with the holiday. Today, it is becoming more and more popular today to celebrate the holiday with a seder...
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He is not Seinfeld's Maestro. No -- he's Israel's. And with a name like Shai Maestro, you just knew he had to be good. Which he is: The Israeli jazz pianist offers tastes of his talent at a Sunday brunch performance on Nov. 20 at World Cafe Live, capping the fourth annual Israeli JazzPhest of Philly. The 10-day festival --...
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University of Pennsylvania historian David Ruderman acknowledges that academics -- himself included -- often gear their writing to other scholars, rather than to a general audience. In addition, historians tend to stick to their own intellectual turf, rather than wading into unfamiliar waters. An expert on Jewish life and thought during the Italian Renaissance -- with an particular interest in...
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