Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Latkes may be the most popular Chanukah dish in America, but that's not necessarily true in other countries. Throughout history, exiled Jews have wandered the globe. Wherever they landed or passed through, they learned the dishes and ingredients of the region, and their cuisine was inevitably influenced by the non-Jewish environment. When they moved on, they took their favorite recipes...
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There is a yawning divide between good and great musicals, but "The Drowsy Chaperone" needs no one to accompany it to the winner's table; it can go it alone as a great one. The five-time Tony Award-winning musical -- in which "Man in Chair" sets the table for a grand retelling of a 1928 musical called "The Drowsy Chaperone" --...
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Israeli cafe becomes grounds for explosive drama
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Sometimes, even a casual coffee break in Israel can be shattering, with a cafe grounds for high drama. Shards of lives accompany cream and the caffeine in "Dai," a detonation of a drama by Iris Bahr, which literally translates from the Hebrew into "enough," but empirically into "to die for." A double dose of sugar in that death wish? Sweet...
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A publishing house quite unlike any other
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The New York Review of Books , as any lover of literature knows, has been a feature on the publishing scene for more than 40 years now, the brainchild of several New York intellectuals, not a few of whom were Jewish. They included Jason Epstein and his wife, the late Barbara Epstein, both movers and shakers in the publishing world;...
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That seems to be the trend
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Kosherfest is the highlight of the year for everyone in the kosher-food industry. Calendars are marked a year ahead for the mega-marketplace, where buyers can find the newest products introduced, packaged imaginatively with the premise "taste before you order." And so it was on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 that a record number of more than 10,000 food-buyers converged on...
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