Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

The middle ages provide some surprises for this clever comedian coming to Keswick
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Root, root, root for the home team. Carol Leifer, stand-out, stand-up comedian and a roar of a writer/producer for "Seinfeld" -- upon whom the hyped-up heterosexually bent Elaine Benes is somewhat based -- has come out with the paperback of her book, When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win , and, with it, come out of the closet...
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When American Glamour and the Evolution of Modern Architecture was announced in last spring's Yale University Press catalog, the page was illustrated with a shot of the Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs. This represents one of Richard Joseph Neutra's most spectacular creations -- unquestionably an example of glamour, no matter how you defined it. But below this larger image...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Eastern European Jewish cooks had the right idea when it came to beating the heat. They made cold concoctions like Russian borscht, Polish schav and Hungarian sour-cherry soup. Served in a glass as a cool prelude to a meal -- or in a bowl accompanied by bread and cheese, and, perhaps, some diced potatoes -- these refreshing, busy-day recipes can...
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With all her bigtime Broadway credits as producer, who knew that Ruth Hendel was also involved in an off-Broadway fringe festival? "I've been making tallitsim for almost 20 years," she reveals, recalling her start a few years before her son -- now 29 -- had his Bar Mitzvah. Over the years, she has made more than a triple-chai's worth for...
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Early on an August morning in 1942, the Nazis began the liquidation of the Bobowa ghetto, located in southern Poland. Sam Oliner was 12 years old at the time, and the only Jew to survive the aktion . Still dressed in his pajamas, he hid on the roof of his home, as his stepmother had instructed him to do, waiting...
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