Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
THE JEWISH KITCHEN In ancient times, Israel was crowned "the land of milk and honey." And with the abundance of fine, fresh Israeli dairy products, this is still true today. Although everyone agrees that the food of choice for Shavuot is cheese, as in blintzes and kugels, there are many opinions as to why it has become customary to serve...
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE What better time than Shavout to write a dairy column? After watching Jamie Lee Curtis touting the benefits of regularity that comes with eating Activia (R) I was filled with some trepidation (and a few really good one-liners) as I approached this column about yogurt. So what exactly is yogurt? The less-informed may immediately think of the...
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A guide to singers and songs that's encyclopedic in its details
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Pantheon Books has given A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers by Will Friedwald a beautiful outer design, with a simple but effective cover that uses art and graphics with consummate skill. Your interest is peaked. But then you open the book and your heart sinks. This really is just a guide after all, with...
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Philly Film Society exec brings some Hollywood to the home crowd
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The man who helped land "Black Swan" for its Philadelphia premiere last year is dancing as fast as he can, putting the city on its cinematic feet. An upcoming movie festival, a just-announced filmmaker's contest, seminars, sneak screenings -- all quite a fete for J. Andrew Greenblatt, who, in the three years since assuming the role of executive director of...
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There's quite a bit of history to it
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? Both Italian and Jewish, my husband wanted to show me the Roman Jewish ghetto. In May 1984, we strolled through this sliver of a neighborhood near the Roman Arch and saw hardly a soul. Perusing dusty Judaic shops, several of them closed, I found the surroundings depressing. But last May, retracing our steps, I was amazed to see...
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