Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

Recipes to help lighten up the eight nights of Chanukah
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
On the first night of Chanukah, which this year falls on Sunday, Dec. 21, Ashkenazi Jews all over America will light the first candle on the menorah. And potato latkes will be on lots of dinner tables. Some will be homemade, some store-bought, but all will adhere to the ancient custom of serving foods cooked in oil. Oil emphasizes the...
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Most people can remember the smell of their favorite foods from childhood, or a kind word that was passed along with a great taste. Jill Colella Bloomfield's Jewish Holidays Cookbook passes on some traditional holiday recipes, thereby enabling you to make those same memories with members of your family. Each major holiday has a chapter in the book describing the...
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A compilation of photos provides a peek into an abundantly creative mind
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Shortly after the great photographer Richard Avedon died in 2004, New York magazine ran one of the most intriguing and resonant magazine articles I'd ever run across -- a six-page photo spread, accompanied by just a hint of text, depicting Avedon's Upper East Side apartment. Above Avedon's famous studio, there was a generous living space arrayed with photographs, art, furniture...
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Marvin Hamlisch can do just about anything, earning a 'Chorus' of acclaim in the process
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A singular sensation? How about an octave of 'em! The Jewish genius that is haimish Marvin Hamlisch started at Juilliard, when at age 6, he became its youngest student to snap a piano to attention at the mere tickling of its ivories. Tickle me, Marvin: Audiences have been ever since, as the 66-year-old and his 88-key musical companion have 86ed...
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Have an egg roll, Mr. Goldstone; have a napkin, have a chopstick, have a chair. And, you, Mrs. Schwartz, have a good laugh. They're both on the menu as the "Moo Shu Jew Show" ( www.mooshujewshow.com ) gets ready to roll onto the Gershman Y agenda this coming Wednesday night. It's all part of the Santa clause: Jews shall have...
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