Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775

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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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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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"Community" collage -- geeks and freaks, winners and losers, love and lust amid the bored scores and turned-down doofuses who make up the unstudly study group of "Community," NBC's new twist on education whose mascot may be ... Barack Obama? Barack as booster? Talk about "Community" organizers: "Jobs requiring at least an associate degree are projected to grow twice as...
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ON THE SCENE Where it counts the most -- in life, on stage -- Billy Crystal may well be the Jewish Count Basie of jazz comedy. He's got the music in him, playing the stage as inner instrument for its soul sounds and insights, with riffs and rolls that reflect the hands of an artist and airy ambitions of an...
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We've had the big holiday meat meal, with the rich brisket, simmering chickens and heavy vegetable-laden sides. Now, we're headed toward fast day, with meals before and after that should reflect the fact that our bodies will be more sensitive to the amount and type of food that goes into them. These recipes feature pareve and dairy dishes that are...
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