Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
One of the most thrilling events for a family is buying and moving into a new home. A house warming, or Chanukat Habayit , is the traditional celebration for this very special time. It is customary to dedicate the dwelling upon moving in with the appropriate blessing, affixing mezuzot to the doorposts, and inviting friends and relatives to share the...
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Ethel Hofman, Je Feature
We've all done it. Sent for take-out -- or better yet, on a chilly evening, called for dinner delivery. But wouldn't it be better to choose from a variety of prepared favorite dinners from your freezer -- and, in minutes, have a gourmet meal ready to serve? These days, there's an online solution to that -- a bit pricey, but...
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'Juno' songwriter knows quality is key to life
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Why was this night different from all other nights? Because, unquestionably, Barry Louis Polisar had never been associated with an Oscar contender before. But there he was, the author of the modern-day Haggadah, Telling the Story -- and it's quite a story he has to tell -- and, in front of him, on a sensational Sunday night, screened before millions,...
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Rita Rosen Poley, JE Feature
In 1961, during a summer in Mexico City, I was fortunate to have been taken to visit an unusual house museum called Casa Azul ("Blue House"). Before that moment, I knew nothing about it or its famous owner, the artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Casa Azul is an amazingly colorful, exuberant repository of art and artifacts. More importantly, it is an...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
When Lenny Kravitz titled his latest effort "It Is Time for a Love Revolution," he wasn't playing around. His eighth album kicks off with that demand and, over the next hour, he makes a good case for a new world order based on his favorite four-letter word. "Love Revolution" and "Bring It On" get things started with back-to-back blasts of...
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