Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

A steady hand tackles an old stalwart of a subject: New York's theater industry
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Stefan Kanfer. The name may not ring any bells, although it should, especially if you're a lover of books and magazines. That's because Kanfer, who, for 20 years, was a more than dependable staple at Time magazine, has also been turning out a steady stream of more than dependable volumes of biography, history and social criticism on a wealth of...
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This time of year, it's about the fruits of the earth
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of Trees, is observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, this year on Jan. 22. It's the celebration of a new season -- a time when the days begin to get longer and the nights become shorter. In Israel, winter rains have now ended. Trees that have been dormant begin to...
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Israel's made great strides in the culinary marketplace
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Every time I visit Israel, I'm dazzled by the diversity of its cuisine. In its 60th year of existence, this little country has much to be proud of -- and the food is no exception. In its early days, food seemed at the bottom of the list of things to experience there. "Don't go there for the food" was always...
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Original band's U.S. promoter likes the patter of 'Rain'
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ll ya need is ... Sid? It took a rock 'n' roiler, a mogul mover and shaker, to modify the answer to "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" from "Practice! Practice! Practice!" to "Sid Bernstein! Sid Bernstein! Sid Bernstein!" Indeed, the nonagenarian mopped up with the Mop Tops, introducing the Beatles to America at his 1964 Carnegie Hall concert...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
Together with Jacobs Music, the Israeli consulate general office here is presenting an unusual four-evening Israeli Jazz Festival beginning Monday, Jan. 21, with concerts each evening through Thursday, Jan. 24, at the World Café Live. Four Israeli virtuoso jazz musicians have been engaged by the producers, and each will appear with an instrumental ensemble for a concert beginning at 7:30...
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