Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

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What Jew or Christian -- in fact, what feeling person -- has not turned to the psalms for a bit of comfort at times of stress or need? These verses have soothed countless souls over the millennia, a task which they were so obviously created to accomplish. The centrality that the Book of Psalms holds in Jewish culture -- for...
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The High Holidays hold a multitude of opportunities for parents and children to discover Jewish concepts together through books. But how do parents select from the thousands of Jewish choices for kids on the market today? The Book Selection Committee of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's P.J. Library asked the very same thing, and came up with a few choice recommendations...
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Miss Anthropy not just another beauty contest for Larry David
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HOLLYWOOD — Curb my enthusiasm for Larry David? Never -- even though he did tell me to ... "F - - - this guy! Shut up. That's enough from you!" he grinched as I glued my hands on the microphone, meeting up with him as a member of television critics gathered here, to whom the man with two first names...
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Janusz Korczak held to a philosophy that gave young people a place of supreme importance
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Janusz Korczak, a physician and prescient educator, spent a good deal of his time formulating odd, unconventional ideas. The notion at the heart of his strenuously unconventional philosophy was his concept of a Children's Republic, something he understood would hold little interest for the majority of adults. But Korczak, who also happened to be a renowned writer and radio personality...
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She knew everything there was to know about preparing luscious meals
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Every German and Austrian family has an "Oma" -- the grandmother who brought recipes and traditions from the Old Country and dispensed them all with a generous amount of love and nostalgia. Indeed, the Hofman family had its Oma -- a warm, practical and stoic lady who really never mastered English and yet was able to communicate with me, a...
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