Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

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When Henri Parens was 12 years old, he escaped a French concentration camp by crawling across train tracks, running through a barren vineyard and hiding in a toilet stall overnight. The following year, he traveled to the United States by himself, where he lived with a host family in Pittsburgh. It was then, in 1942, that he learned that his...
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She was known from the start of her career as the "Queen of the Leica." The then new and highly innovative 35mm camera was her instrument of choice, and she played it with great skill throughout the 1930s, especially in Paris. Wherever she pointed her camera -- at people, buildings, landscapes, herself -- she caught something striking and classically balanced,...
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Hot food, good times and a festive outdoor holiday
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Lag B'Omer is a carefree day that sits right between Passover and Shavuot. In Israel, it's a school holiday. Families and friends gather together for a bonfire, a picnic, a sports game. Grills are set up in parks, on the beach -- even on apartment balconies -- but by far, the largest celebration takes place in and around Miron, the...
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Louis Marmon, JE Feature
More than 40 different varietals -- high-quality Zinfandel, excellent Cabernet blends and first-rate Rhone varietals -- are cultivated in Paso Robles, California's largest American Viticultural Area. The 24-plus-square-mile area has 700- to 2,000-foot elevations with diverse microclimates -- from the cooling Pacific breezes and multiple canyons. Still, Paso Robles suffers from an identity crisis. The public is mostly unaware of...
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Not Kutcher/Goldberg; there's brains behind the brashness
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"Is this the little girl I carried" ... wait, Poppa, they said drop her off at the bimah, not drop her at the bimah! Chupah chutzpah? It's "The Real Wedding Crashers," in which the march down the aisle may be by John Philip Sousa himself as brides and goons discover that love means never having to say you're sorry --...
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