Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775

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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The festivities and parties are over, and the weather's growing colder. What better time to curl up in a comfy chair and read the food books you've only had time to glance at -- in bookshops or piled on your bedside table -- always waiting "for later." Well, later is now! Below are my choices for the season. · Matzoh...
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It's quite remarkable how a single book can take a writer's career and transform it, giving it a whole new tenor that somewhat obscures, if not obliterates, much of what came before. Take John Updike's novel Couples, for example. Literary gossip has it that at a party one night the late Norman Mailer, in his inimitable cheery manner, cornered Updike...
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TV epic channels the history of 'Jewish Americans'
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Funny, they don't look Jewish. Why, just because they're seamstresses, janitors, doctors, butchers, garbage people, scientists, crooks, movie stars, mathematicians, dentists, salespeople, authors, swindlers, saviors, your tired, your hungry, your poor ... They're all that; they are, indeed "The Jewish Americans." And now they are also the focus of an epic epistle -- a TV love letter with some bittersweet...
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Talk about your Ark of triumph: Jed Resnick has made it from "Torah! Torah! Torah" at Brown University to the Academy of Music, where he's paying his "Rent" thanks to a starring role in the tour of the multiple prize-winning Broadway musical, playing Jan. 3 to 6. "Mark Cohen is easy to access," says Resnick of his bohemian baritone of...
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A poet seems simple, but his depth is undeniable
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Charles Reznikoff's poetry has a mystery about it unlike anyone else's. He was, determinedly, a Modernist, but if you were to compare him to T.S. Eliot or Ezra Pound -- two of the undisputed Modernist masters, at least of the American canon -- his language and imagery would seem simple, uncluttered, clear-cut, not in the least obfuscatory. He is not...
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