Monday, December 5, 2016 Kislev 5, 5777

An analysis of Eastern European life and its fate in the Holocaust
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Yehuda Bauer is acknowledged as one of the supreme Holocaust historians of our time, and the appearance from Yale University Press of The Death of the Shtetl only reaffirms that status, while deepening the scope of his accomplishment. The book tells an immensely complex tale with the clarity and simplicity of a master craftsman. The work's intricacies stem from the...
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Noa and Mira lend their voices to a note of Mideast peace and harmony
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Give peace a chance? How about giving it a musical backbeat? Chances are that Noa and Mira Awad are aware of and in sync with the possibilities. The two -- vocalist Noa, known to millions of Israelis as Achinoam Nini; and Arab-Israeli singer Awad -- awake each day to the steely soundtracks of combative and combustible backgrounds that is the...
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Keri Fisher, Jewish Exponent Feature
What better way to celebrate Israel's independence and the start of spring than with this easy-to-prepare picnic menu? All the dishes can be made ahead of time, packed into containers and carried with you wherever you go. Start with hummus, which comes together in minutes in the bowl of your food processor. Keep the basics -- like chick peas and...
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It's all about the green and the red
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE For me, the official marker of spring is when the price of asparagus falls below $1 a pound, and strawberries are the size of golf balls, yet cost less than a round of golf. With the chill of winter now a distant memory, it might be a good time to look at our friends the strawberry and...
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The tale of two immigrant populations, and their intersection
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I can think of no more fitting book to turn to on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, than Haim Sabato's From the Four Winds . The plot -- if it can be called that -- of this obviously autobiographical novel is simplicity itself. This is the author's fourth work of fiction -- following Aleppo Tales, Adjusting Sights and The Dawning...
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