Thursday, January 29, 2015 Shevat 9, 5775

It's all about the green and the red
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE For me, the official marker of spring is when the price of asparagus falls below $1 a pound, and strawberries are the size of golf balls, yet cost less than a round of golf. With the chill of winter now a distant memory, it might be a good time to look at our friends the strawberry and...
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The tale of two immigrant populations, and their intersection
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I can think of no more fitting book to turn to on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, than Haim Sabato's From the Four Winds . The plot -- if it can be called that -- of this obviously autobiographical novel is simplicity itself. This is the author's fourth work of fiction -- following Aleppo Tales, Adjusting Sights and The Dawning...
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The title is a shocker: A Jew Must Die. When the book first appeared in the mails, I thought that the small-scale paperback -- so different in shape and design than most books I usually receive -- might be some anti-Semitic tract, and that the title had been chosen to be purposefully scandalous, and to frighten and provoke. But the...
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SPEAKING VOLUMES In the long relationship that Jews have had with the comic strip and its cousin, the comic book, Milt Gross stands as the missing link between the first and second halves of the 20th century. That's part of the thesis expounded in Is Diss a System?: A Milt Gross Comic Reader , edited and introduced by scholar Avi...
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Tips for the dinner host to eat well -- and relax
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? Recently, my niece mentioned a friend's successful career. "She's her boss's 'go-to' person." " 'Go-to' person?" I asked. "Yes, she's the one her boss turns to when she wants fast, reliable results," replied Susan. At the time, I was making dinner and it occurred to me that I could use some fast, reliable recipes. As Susan extolled the...
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