Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

Author says it's time to give Hillel his due
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Rabbi Joseph Telushkin uses the first chapter of his compelling new biography of Hillel to retell an anecdote about the great rabbi that I'd never heard before. Most people know the "summarize-the-Torah-while-standing-on-one-foot" tale, though perhaps not all of its details and ramifications. Telushkin eventually gets around to analyzing that resonant encounter, since it holds a central place in his conception...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It used to be that we depended on parents and grandparents for on-the-spot kitchen instruction. Now, as changing lifestyles and the necessity of multitasking transform our society, we look elsewhere. But in our complex, fast-paced world, it seems that plain-old "recipe-only" cookbooks just don't cut the mustard. Today, home cooks are hungry for practical information, while armchair culinary enthusiasts want...
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Holidays are filled with good cheer and good food. But for many, the holiday season can lead to unwanted weight gain. Members of TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), know that making conscious food choices and practicing portion control can prevent excess weight gain. Healthy, well-balanced meal planning is a key element to successful and lasting weight-loss and maintenance...
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The book of Ruth has a brio of biblical proportions: A prolific and popularly published author/journalist Ruth Gruber grabbed life at its most newsworthy, covering the Nuremberg Trials and serving as photojournalist witness of the troubled waters bridged by the Exodus in 1947 (a memorable accomplishment in itself, even if Paul Newman wasn't aboard). Gruber was also the Roosevelt administration's...
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... by the one-and-only tag team, Rodgers and Hammerstein
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My father was not an effusive man. A product of his time, he kept a tight reign on what now would be called his feminine side. Just once, though, I remember watching his composure slip. The year was 1960, and news came over the radio that the lyricist and librettist Oscar Hammerstein, who'd written such Broadway masterpieces as Oklahoma! and...
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