Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

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Publishers can be shameless when it comes to trying to capitalize on a trend or a fad; and they can be particularly shameless promoters when it comes to taking advantage of the Jewish world's deep and abiding interest in the Holocaust. In the case of two recent books -- The Diary of Petr Ginz 1941-1942 , just reissued in paper...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
What's round and oblong, and big and small, and white and purple and green, and striped and lavender and black? What else but an eggplant or more precisely a dozen eggplants? You can find these colorful varieties at farmer's markets and ethnic green grocers. Their beauty is only skin-deep, you will discover, as their flesh tastes pretty much the same...
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Who doesn't like pizza, especially when you're talking about a meal for the younger crowd? Susie Fishbein's Kosher by Design: Kids in the Kitchen offers this funky spin on the traditional. Even the youngest chefs can help out on this one. Pizza Bubble Ring (Dairy) nonstick cooking spray 8 Tbsps. (1 stick) butter 2 garlic cloves 1 tsp. oregano 1/2...
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Israel's 'Waltz With Bashir' director to find out if Oscar is the next step
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"Waltz With Bashir" -- one step forward, two steps backward? That may be the progress of peace in the Mideast but definitely not the direction of Ari Folman's much-honored, forward-thinking "documation" of his dance of death in the Lebanon War zone of the 1980s. He has directed, produced and penned a screenplay of pent-up power, with his native Israel both...
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And the Oscar goes to ...
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Dirty heresy? Who else but Clint Eastwood could spout anti-Semitic, anti-black and anti-Asian attacks in such an enlightened time as Obama-rama and get away with it? Well, of course, it's not Eastwood, but his alter echo of Walt Kowalski and his slur-speech that drives "Gran Torino," the pedal-to-the-mettle role that just might earn Eastwood his first acting Oscar when nods...
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