Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775

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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Of all the artists known as Abstract Expressionists -- those color field, action-painting revolutionaries who, with just a few bold splashes of paint in the 1950s, shifted the art capital of the world from Paris to Manhattan -- the least well-known of them has probably always been Philip Guston (that is, if you're not mentioning the sole original woman Hedda...
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Ears, that is
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE What is the one food that, given the opportunity to eat right now, would you choose? The immediate, no-holds-barred answer that came from the place where diets don't live was elephant ears. For those of you that have never consumed this treat, an elephant ear is typically a fried, flattened piece of yeast dough, not really like...
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Does it take a brave heart or just foolhardiness to attempt an acting comeback in a movie that Eddie Haskell would love? Mel Gibson is about to find out; the bedeviled and besmirched actor of blue-eyed beauty and green-eyed hatred has taken to the screen in "The Beaver," portraying a diminished depressive damned by the world and divested of hope...
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How two dictators bloodied the heart of Europe
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SPEAKING VOLUMES How is it that a historian as able as Timothy Snyder can get so many things right in his new book Bloodlands , published by Basic Books, and yet get one big thing so wrong? This work, which clocks in at close to 500 pages, is a detailed record of mass murder beginning in 1933 and ending in...
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