Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

Remember when everyone cooked from scratch?
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Searching for a little nostalgia? Tired of shunning the low-fat, low-carb, low-cal -- low everything that actually tastes good? Well, search no more! FRP Publishing in Nashville, Tenn., has succumbed to overwhelming demand for a cookbook series published back in the 1960s called Favorite Recipes From Home-Economics Teachers . The original series -- now dog-eared and pudding-stained -- have been...
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Actress Shoshanna Stern is deaf and defiantly powerful in 'Jericho'
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Amid the din of bombs bursting in air in jigsawed "Jericho," Shoshanna Stern's voice can be heard far beyond the black rain that drizzles the geography of TV's only nuked neighborhood. The fourth-generation member of a deaf family and a member of the Tuesday-night CBS "Jericho" generation that has played Nielsen survivor and been granted immunity because its tribe of...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
For the last 20 years, the growth of Jewish a cappella groups on college campuses across North America has been overwhelming, very similar to the virtual explosion of klezmer bands one or two decades earlier. In the '60s, large collegiate- and community-based Jewish choirs were the dominant form of Jewish vocal musical expression. Beginning in the late 1980s and early...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Like just about everyone else, I'd heard of Amy Winehouse before I heard her music. By now, we all know her talking points. She just won five Grammys with her great pipes, sharp-tongued lyrics and retro sound, but run-ins with drugs and the law kept her from picking up her awards in person. Instead, she performed her big hit, "Rehab,"...
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What kind of imprints do "African Footprints" leave in the desert sands of Israel? "Ah, good, friendly ones," says Themba Ndaba. "Yes, good ones." He should know. Ndaba is part of the "African Footprints" performance group, an ensemble from South Africa that has toured internationally -- including Israel -- bringing its mix of merry and mellifluous song and dance to...
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