Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775

By:
Louise Fiszer
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP Small lit candles inserted into red apples that perched on top of handheld Israeli flags constitute fond memories for me of Simchat Torah. Along with other members the junior congregation, I danced joyously in synagogue, waving those flags to commemorate the gift of the Torah to the Jews. But whatever did happen to all those apples? I'm...
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Sukkot's out, Simchat Torah's in. Festive meals incorporate traditional fare, as well as seasonal fruits and vegetables. The Jewish Holidays Cookbook by Jill Colella Bloomfield offers these two recipes for the holiday of Simchat Torah. If you have the time and energy, make them with your kids. They're sure-fire hits! Pumpkin Soup (Dairy) Pumpkin soup is a terrific dish. Add...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
The music never stops. We may fall behind during the summer months or retreat from the world during the High Holidays, but it's futile to try to pick up where we left off. You'll never catch up, so it's best just to dive right back into the sound of now. The latest addition to my stack of party-starters is "Exotic...
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Do-do that thing you do? Israel's Dudu Fisher will do it at the Merriam
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Long before Susan Boyle ever dreamed of dreaming a dream, Dudu Fisher was doing it. Israel's got talent: And Fisher, an extraordinary voice on that nation's musical landscape, landed the job that awakened American audiences to his protean talents. In 1993, the sabra solidified his stellar status as he assumed the starring role of Jean Valjean on Broadway in "Les...
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"Community" collage -- geeks and freaks, winners and losers, love and lust amid the bored scores and turned-down doofuses who make up the unstudly study group of "Community," NBC's new twist on education whose mascot may be ... Barack Obama? Barack as booster? Talk about "Community" organizers: "Jobs requiring at least an associate degree are projected to grow twice as...
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