Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
At the first blast of warm balmy air, my thoughts turn to dining outdoors. Not necessarily on the patio with the grill fired up, but an afternoon on a grassy knoll or early evening watching the sunset on a beach. (A perfect venue for a late-spring Shabbat dinner.) The scene is set; now for the menu. The sandwich, a beloved...
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I've already reviewed a half-dozen books published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Israel's founding, but this oral history by Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober -- titled Israel at 60 and published by John Wiley & Sons -- has become an instant favorite. It's not just the number of different people the authors spoke to that makes this...
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By:
Ethel Hofman
Lag B'Omer represents a joyful break between Passover and Shavuot. It takes place on the 33rd day after the second day of Passover, in the midst of the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot. (Lag is the Hebrew numerical equivalent of 33). In Israel, families celebrate by hiking in the hills or picnicking in one of the parks. For others,...
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Try these dips on for size
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Andrew Schloss
A child's hunger is fleeting. Challenge it with a spinach-speckled casserole and it will vanish, but greet it with chip night and it just might explode in excitement. It is a cruel irony of my profession that when my three children were small, the less I cooked the better they liked it. They rejected without tasting anything sauced or leafy,...
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Mother of all musicals, 'Gypsy' brings out the talent in Rachel Abrams
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Ya gotta have a gimmick ... and what better gimmick than a Jewish Mazeppa? It's not every young Jewish woman who has trumpets heralding her every hip sway and sashay on stage. But then, Rachel Abrams has more than a gimmick as her trump card in a horn-stuffed bra; she's got talent. As the stripper with a zipper of a...
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