Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

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My wife had an especially magical childhood. It wasn't perfect, of course; she suffered from all the same angst about body image and popularity in school as all other young people of the period suffered. But when her young years were good -- and this was a substantial portion of the time -- they often approached perfection. Take where she...
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antor David F. Tilman, Jewish Exponent Feature
In just a few weeks -- on Sept. 1 -- Jeremy Rothman, a 31-year-old Philadelphia native, will join the Philadelphia Orchestra as vice president for artistic planning, beginning a new path for the first time in eight years, during which time he has served the Baltimore Symphony, the last four in the same capacity he will fill at the Philadelphia...
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Emmy is crazy about them -- and the series creator who adds a touch of class to a classic time in advertising history
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Who knew Phil Gramm was such a fan of "Mad Men"? How else to explain the former senator's recent rant that we've become a "nation of Weiners" (albeit, the press incorrectly spelled it "whiners.") Matthew Weiner gets the compliment; the press is mad about this "Mad Men" man, creator of one of the millennium's most retro yet forward-thinking successes as...
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Poems with a spark, from one who sparks an interest in his students
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I spent part of the summer before I went away to college at Brandeis University. That was back in the mid-'60s, when Brandeis was just beginning to feel its oats, and when Waltham, the city where it's still housed, was just a sleepy little townlet that seems light years away from the high-tech enclave it is today. I was taking...
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Rivka Tal
If you have nothing to talk about one day, ask your local culinary experts what halvah is and where it originated. You might be surprised at the answers. The Larousse Gastronomique, for example, states that "halvah or halva" is "an Eastern sweetmeat based on roasted sesame seeds, which are ground into a smooth paste (tahini), then mixed with boiled sugar."...
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