Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

The journey of a New York mayor's family
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When the book Fiorello's Sister appeared in my office, the thought flashed through my mind that, yes, Fiorello La Guardia, the beloved mayor of New York City during the 1930s and '40s, known endearingly to his supporters as the "Little Flower," had had Jewish ancestry somewhere down the line. I assumed that this point was the reason why the book...
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It's that time of the year -- time to warm up, settle down and get ready for game day. Super Sunday -- the other Super Sunday, meaning football and not fundraising -- takes place on Feb. 3. And while tradition has it that most nibble on junk-food galore while they watch two teams clobber each other, there is certainly room...
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Bravo moment: Patti Stanger is truly one in a 'Million'
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Yenta, you've met your match. And if her shtetl shimmers with tinsel rather than tzimmes, well, isn't there a lid for every pot? Patti Stanger certainly knows so. No love-connection stranger, Stanger is a third-generation generator of matchmaking with one major difference: Her mother and grandmother did it for love at their shul; she does it for a living. And...
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An ethnic bent on an old, yet relevant, story
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The Jewish King Lear . It sounds like the basis for a skit on the old Sid Caesar television program of the early 1950s. Or, perhaps, the subject of one of the extended riffs my old Yiddish-speaking relatives used to perform at Bar Mitzvahs or other social gatherings, translating Shakespeare -- most often Hamlet's "To Be or Not to Be"...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It's no coincidence that those hearty, rib-sticking puddings came to North America by way of Britain, where winters are cold and damp. Relying on plentiful, basic ingredients as in flour, sugar and butter, puddings held a special place in British diets. They were filling, and often made up a complete meal along with milk poured over top. In Britain today,...
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