Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
When Steven Katz of Elkins Park was looking to open a new restaurant in the Philadelphia suburbs, he said that he wanted to create a place where creatively made kosher food could be affordable to people from all over. Fast-forward 16 months, and Max & David's International Kosher Cuisine, at 8120 Old York Road in the Yorktown Plaza in Elkins...
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The Terezín Album of Mariánka Zadikow , recently published by the University of Chicago Press, is a remarkable document, reminiscent of the classic work, In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy From the Women of Terezín . The latter is a "cookbook" that surfaced after World War II and was published in book form in the United States more than a decade...
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That's the way to ring in the New Year!
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
I usually choose to spend New Year's Eve with a few close friends in a rather low-key manner. An early dinner in our favorite neighborhood Chinese restaurant, followed by a movie without having to stand in line, leaves us relaxed enough to welcome the New Year in a festive and frivolous mood. And what could be more elegant than returning...
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Or is it a Cruise? Actor/producer successfully takes on the risky business of history
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Tom, you had me at "Heil." Show me the Nazis, demands Tom Cruise, controlling the careening caper that is "Valkyrie," portraying Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the stealthy German soldier, whose assassination plot against Hitler hit some snags, in the film opening in theaters on Dec. 25. The actual plot, coded "Valkyrie," may have plotzed, but Cruise creates a character as...
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Stephen Daldry turns the page on war-torn dramas
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Your weakly "Reader"? There is nothing weak-willed about Stephen Daldry's strong-spirited and powerfully propelling adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's best-selling novel The Reader, whose reading of the Holocaust is a riveting reminder that not all its stories have been bookended by biographers and Hollywood on one of its bathetic benders. Indeed, this is no banal bedtime story -- albeit much of...
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