Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774

A whisper of the afterlife, from a man who knows grieving
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SPEAKING VOLUMES I approached Dan Gordon's slim little book, Postcards From Heaven , recently published by the Free Press, with a certain amount of trepidation. First, there was the subtitle: Messages of Love From the Other Side , and the fact that Gordon was head writer of the TV series "Highway to Heaven." That's the one where actor Michael Landon...
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Half a bottle of mustard, some cooked veggies, a bit of cocktail mix ... they're like buried treasure
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Ethel Hofman
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Labor Day heralds the end of summer. It's back to school, back to work at a more hectic pace, and back to a full fridge, after a summer that's focused on fruits and veggies. Hearty fare is back in season. Yet this brings me to my pet peeve. I don't like holding on to almost empty jars...
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... and hearty meals for the holidays
Food is a vital part of the holidays, even at Yom Kippur, which is preceded by a major meal and followed by a break-the-fast supper. Orthodox Union recipe expert Eileen Goltz offers the following recipes for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. Goltz was born and raised in the Chicago area, and graduated from Indiana University and the Cordon Bleu...
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ON THE SCENE The truth is out there. Finding it is another story. And what a story it's made for Josh Gates, a find himself as the host of "Destination Truth" --the Syfy exploration/adventure/ travel series outfitted for a roam with a view, criss-crossing the country this third season, with its premiere on Sept. 9, at 10 p.m. The Existential...
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I didn't know what to think when An American Experience: Adeline Moses Loeb (1876-1953) and Her Early American Jewish Ancestors showed up on my desk. The book is without question a beautiful object in itself, bearing the proportions of an expensive art book and with the obvious production values to match. It's been distributed by Syracuse University Press, which I...
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