Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
It's not surprising that, after more than 35 years of reporting on the people, history and culture of the Middle East, American journalist Robin Wright's fifth book should focus on this volatile, chameleon-like region. Dreams and Shadows , just released by Penguin Press, is subtitled The Future of the Middle East . Wright's assignments for various prestigious publications have sent...
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What it means to roam the aisles of bookstores
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I don't know how the situation has gotten to this point exactly, but I do most of my book buying on the Web now, making fewer and fewer visits to bookstores. That may not sound like so alarming an admission to make in our Internet-saturated age, but you've got to understand the role that bookstores have played in my life...
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Bag a bit of Purim in the form of breakfast treats
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
Marcy Goldman still recalls the kind gesture on a Purim in the mid-1980s. Her first son had come into the world with newborn jaundice and had to stay in the hospital after Goldman, author of A Passion for Baking (Oxmoor House, 2007), was discharged. Reluctant to leave her baby -- he's now 22 and healthy -- Goldman spent some sleepless...
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The stoves were heating up the second floor of New York's downtown Marriott last week as six contestants competed to become the grand-prize winner of the Second Annual Simply Manischewitz Cook-Off. The three men and three women had one hour to prepare and fully cook their dishes before presenting them to a panel of judges. Contestants included Joe Carver from...
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No, HBO's new series -- originated in Israel -- is so much more
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The doctor will seize you now. In a way, that is what "In Treatment" does; it seizes the viewer as soon as he steps through the doctor's door, grabs him by his id and shakes loose the Prozac from his pockets. "In Treatment" is in keeping with HBO's "in" status as comedic iconoclast and dramatic dreammaker. But they've taken it...
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