Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775

A little bit of both this holiday season
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SPEAKING VOLUMES As the High Holidays approach, publishers begin rolling out their appropriate "seasonal" titles; and among them each year will always be the one book that looks at modern life from a theistic point of view, providing a diagnosis of what's wrong with society and its many members, and eventually prescribing antidotes to the illnesses that plague us. Such...
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Ethel Hofman
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Sukkot could be described as the Jewish Thanksgiving. Like the all-American holiday, this fall festival is a celebration of a bountiful harvest. You can buy sukkah-building kits for the backyard or balcony or, as we do, set up your own with 2x4's and trellises that may be stored and used each year. Today, sukkahs are comfortable, with...
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Rivka Tal
Webster's New World College Dictionary defines the word kiddush as a "prayer recited over wine or bread on the eve of or on the day of the Sabbath or of a festival so as to set the day apart as holy." The Torah refers to two requirements concerning Shabbat and festivals -- to "keep it" and to "remember it" (...
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He's a real no-impact man, livin' in a landfill land ... Indeed, the reel "No Impact Man" is no-prints charming, leaving behind little proof of his consuming existence. For author Colin Beavan, writer/wife Michelle and their 2-year-old daughter Isabella, 2006 was a year of living dangerously -- or at least ergonomically -- as the three Timothy Learys as naturalists tuned...
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It never hurts to have a little help tackling the big questions
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Last year, the Jewish Publication Society began issuing a series of brief books (on average, 125 pages), all in paperback editions with colorful, attractively designed covers bearing the overall title "Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices." Geared to young readers, they consider several large issues of relevance to the modern world -- in the case of the first two volumes,...
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