Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775

... make big somethings, at Purim time
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Linda Morel
WHAT'S COOKING? One March decades ago, the scent of warm strawberry and dough browning in the oven greeted me at the door of an apartment. A friend and I were visiting her grandmother. Entering the kitchen, we found this busy woman's counters piled with cookies and little cakes, assorted in boxes. "Purim is coming," she said, pulling two trays of...
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Like most teenagers, I was distressingly opinionated and unwilling to bend when it came to my judgments concerning most artistic matters. For example, I was particularly sniffy when it came to the accomplishments -- or not -- of Leonard Bernstein. It didn't matter whether I was discussing his music (classical or otherwise) or his conducting. To a young...
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An Irish Purim story
By:
Linda Morel
Every time there's a Jewish leap year, as is the case in 2011, Purim falls during the same week as St. Patrick's Day. While St. Patrick's Day is always on March 17, Purim this year begins at sundown just two days later, on March 19. Far from the Emerald Isle, the Purim story is set in ancient Persia and bubbles...
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Digging beneath the surface of some remarkable people
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At Home With André and Simone Weil . For the uninitiated, the title could lull you into believing that this is a sweet memoir about daily life in a bourgeois family in France. But even those who recognize the featured names -- monikers attached to two of the most fearsome French intellectuals of the 20th century -- might think that...
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Red Klotz is rarely at a loss for words. A loss of games -- that's another story. As founder/field marshall of the born-to-lose Washington Generals, the South Philly-born and bred B-ball barnstormer has watched his team march into the abyss as they stumble, bumble and fumble their way to loss after loss to their only competition, the Harlem Globetrotters of...
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