Thursday, July 2, 2015 Tammuz 15, 5775

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Mordechai Shinefield, JE Feature
The first time Jews and Afropop met in popular culture, Paul Simon was flying out to South Africa to lay down some tracks with the male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo about visiting Elvis Presley's mansion in Graceland. Like Simon, Fool's Gold has done a bit of globetrotting as well, playng New York and Paris, and now they're heading to...
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Eileen Goltz
SLICE OF LIFE The High Holidays always have us scrambling for that one "extra" side dish. You know the one I'm talking about, the one for the cousin who won't eat red meat or your daughter's vegan girlfriend. It's the one that if you add it to your menu you won't feel as if you'll have enough for anyone who...
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Ethel Hofman
THE JEWISH KITCHEN It's been more than two years since I visited the Jewish community of Tunis, but I can still taste the pungent, aromatic seasonings of dishes rooted in Sephardi tradition: succulent dates and pomegranates, couscous sweetened with honey and spices, the delicate fragrance of jasmine everywhere. So I was thrilled to meet up with Joel Perez, a handsome,...
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The Jewish Publication Society has distributed thousands of volumes since its 19th century beginnings, but these days it's writing a new chapter of its own history -- hoping that it's not the final one. JPS is about to turn over a major aspect of its publishing process to the University of Nebraska Press, which as of Jan. 1 will assume...
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TV dials up 9/11 as it examines the day's impact 10 years later
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"Where were you when war broke out, Daddy?" My little girl is too young to recall even a reason for that question, but make no mistake, war -- of terror and on terror -- broke out on Sept. 11, 2011. And where we were then -- daddy, mommy, daughter, son, Jew, Christian, Muslim -- and where we are now traverses...
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