Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

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At present, the site doesn't look like much. Sheets of metal jut out of the half-gutted building, and wires hang down from its brown stone exterior. Overhead, a giant crane protrudes into the sky. But come July 4, 2010, this parcel of land will house a state-of-the-art, $150 million museum devoted to the Jewish American experience. Sitting across from the...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
For almost his entire career, tenor Alberto Mizrahi has been referred to as "The Jewish Pavarotti" because of the similarity of his vocal production to that of the recently deceased tenor. Other commonalities include his abundant charm and robust physique. The acclaimed cantor, who more than 25 years ago was a finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti Opera Competition at the...
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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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