Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

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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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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Linda Morel, JE Feature
At a surprise 40th birthday party for a friend, her mother stood at their stove stirring a huge cauldron of simmering stew. The chicken, flanken, potatoes, carrots, dried peas and barley in the pot emitted an aroma that made the offerings prepared by the caterer brought in by my friend's husband pale in comparison. "This is Lynda's favorite food," her...
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And other culinary questions from college
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
For many of our college-bound kids, back to school means living on their own for the first time. The realization that their apartment doesn't include a cook or a kitchen consultant (aka Mom) can be more than a little shocking. I used to get panic phone calls regularly with questions like "How long does it take to boil water?," "How...
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Wars and remembrance: Two stories, two legacies -- one thread of history
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Etty-tude: It is what kept Etty Hillesum, a Dutch Jew caught in the clogs of the Holocaust and the concentration camp at Westerbork, able to maintain dignity even as the Nazis damned her future. "If I should not survive," she wrote, "how I die will show me who I really am." Who she was is the subject of Susan Stein's...
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National Museum of American Jewish History
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