Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

The Jewish state's experiencing a wine revolution
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Martin Davidson, JE Feature
This last year has been a significant one for Israeli and kosher wines. After years of concerted efforts to change the perception of critics and consumers, the breakthrough finally came in December of 2007, when Robert Parker's Wine Advocate heaped praise on Israeli wines, including kosher varietals, awarding 14 wines with a huge "90" (rated outstanding) score. The Wine Spectator...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
As young Jewish troops went off to serve in World War I, they received Tanachs from the Jewish Publication Society to take with them overseas. As World War II loomed, once again Jews in the military were supplied not only with their gear, but also the 1941 JPS translation of the Hebrew Bible. Now, for the first time since the...
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These survivors' tales offer guidance for life
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People have been talking for years now about the importance of learning the lessons of the Holocaust, but I've always been confused about exactly what they mean. Of course, I do know in one, very elemental sense what they're driving at. They mean that we have to learn how not to hate others, learn to free ourselves of prejudice, and...
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Farewell, Toby -- or is it, Shalom, Toby!
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Got Staples? Yeah, we got that. Makes sense; after all, how can ya run "The Office" without staples? Never thought of that, muses Paul Lieberstein, a graduate of Staples High School in Westport, Conn., who portrays the hit NBC series' outgoing human resources staple, Toby Flenderson -- the brooding bobblehead of benign neglect who deals with all the dunderheads of...
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Who better to birth an organic play than a chemist -- especially one whose key co-creation of the Pill put many an expectant family in a celebratory state of birth daze? Carl Djerassi is not dazzled by being center stage; he may, after all, have invented it. And the chemist who concocted the Catholic Church's worst churn of a nightmare...
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