Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Kislev 25, 5775

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Ruth Ellen Gruber, JE Feature
NOCARA, Italy — During the 1970s and '80s, my parents spent considerable chunks of time in southern Italy, documenting local life in Nocara, a wind-swept Calabrian village that clings to the crest of a half-mile-high hill overlooking the Gulf of Taranto. My father, Jacob W. Gruber, was an anthropologist at Temple University, and was there to carry out an ethnographic...
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Juggling holiday and hilarity
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What better time than this to go for the juggler? After all, Sukkot and juggling go together like meat axes, and peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. At least they do when the Flying Karamazov Brothers get their hands on them. Give a hand to Paul Magid and his magical merry pranksters, who juggle holidays and hilarity in an act that does justice to...
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The Jewish literary world -- from time immemorial -- has been a primarily male province. There were exceptions throughout history, of course, but these were also always exceptions that proved the rule. Only recently -- meaning within the last 35 or 40 years, with the feminist movement that had its roots in 1960s activism, and flowered in the '70s and...
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Healthy, sure, but also a handy holiday gift
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Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
There is always the problem of what to bring as a hostess gift when you've been invited to share a yontif meal with friends. A Waterford vase with flowers is obviously too over the top, and a book, while nice, is problematic in that my taste (murder mystery eclectic and veering toward who lopped off Colonel Mustard's head in the...
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Keri Fisher, JE Exponent
This time of year, when the leaves are just beginning to turn and the mornings are cool and breezy, I turn my back on cold dinners eaten on the patio and look to my favorite part of the coming autumn: simple, delicious soups. A true cream-of-mushroom soup is hearty, earthy and deliciously savory. Like peas and carrots, the flavors of...
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Arts and Culture Events

Wed. Dec 17
Gershman Y
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri. Dec 19
Festival of Lights
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Fri. Dec 19
Germantown Jewish Centre
6:00 PM

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