Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

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SPEAKING VOLUMES Phil Camp, the central character of Bill Scheft's third novel, Everything Hurts , published by Simon & Schuster, is grappling with a number of significant dilemmas as the narrative opens. For one thing, everything does really hurt; his body is a hotbed of pain. It's localized in his leg -- he has a pronounced limp at those times...
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? Although it sounds like a contradiction in terms, I'm a great fan of cold soups, which are even more versatile than their steaming winter counterparts. When was the last time you heard of anyone serving piping-hot soup for breakfast or dessert? Yet ice-cold soups can be anything you want them to be. I eat frosty fruit soups at...
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Only "$9.99" for The Meaning of Life? A bargain! But don't discount the dynamics of hurt and hope in delivering that happiness. And "$9.99" -- the amazing stop-motion animation directing debut of Israeli-born Tatia Rosenthal -- stops one in its very tracks as it traces the litmus test of dreams on a motley mix of apartment dwellers. The first Australian-Israel...
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Rivka Tal
Mention the word "goulash" and a lot of people automatically add the word, "Hungarian." Few would argue that the hearty beef stew was born in Middle Europe. The dish, as well as the word gulyás , actually hails from Hungary. Gulyá literally means "herd of cattle"; hence, gulyás means "cowherd." The meal prepared in a kettle by cowherds is called...
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Jeff Daniels is a man of God. Make that two Gods. There is the one whose messages he delivers as "The Answer Man," in the romantic comedy opening July 24; then there is the one he answers to in the Tony Award-winning "God of Carnage" on Broadway. In both, it's a comic bloodbath. While "Carnage" is a ticket to die...
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