Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774

Quick comfort food that fills the stomach and warms the heart
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
For the best of cold-weather comfort food, there's nothing more satisfying than a savory pie -- and not just the dessert kind. The appetizing aromas of a hot pie stuffed with a mixture of meats or fish and tender vegetables -- all bound together with fluffy mashed potatoes or golden-crusted pastry -- are irresistible. A one-dish meal, savory pies are...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
I love Thanksgiving. The idea of family and friends gathering around a table groaning with food to count their blessings is so special that I feel sorry for those who get to celebrate it only once a year. Sukkot, also known as the Jewish Thanksgiving, gives us one more opportunity for such a celebration -- this time, in gratitude for...
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Robert Benton's 'Feast' is truly bountiful
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Love is a many-splintered thing. Picking up the pieces with near picture-perfect poignancy is Robert Benton, the Oscar-winning director who has a special place in his heart for the foibles and fears that show love doesn't so much make the world go round as it makes it wobbly, with a wonderful panache that wields its own weapons of mass distraction...
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If all the world's a circle, include Philadelphia as a pit stop on the way to "Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel," a new exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. The display conveys the story of a little-known aspect of American carousel history and its connection to Jewish visual culture, including the...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Janusz Makuch jokingly refers to himself as "a Shabbas goy," but the moniker is not so far from the truth. The 47-year-old Catholic directs a Jewish festival in Poland that celebrates the cultural riches that once sustained the more than 3 million Jews who used to live in that country before the Holocaust. The odd thing is, since the majority...
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