Monday, September 15, 2014 Elul 20, 5774

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Ryan Teitman
For years, newspaper comic strips have depicted the hijinks that ensue when cartoon families venture though the highs and lows of everyday life. But none had ever portrayed the daily grind from the perspective of a Jewish-American family -- that is, until Edge City . Created by Terry and Patty LaBan of Wyncote, Edge City has run in newspapers since...
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I'm a complete sucker for books about books, whether they're written by dedicated collectors or by passionate readers who talk about the works they love above all others. So when I was browsing recently in a bookstore and came across the title The Book That Changed My Life , I decided to shell out the $18 -- a bargain by...
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Watch the squirrels, fat as cats, cramming in calorie after calorie. Seeds, grains, even a scrap of bark will do in a pinch, but the real prize is a nut. A walnut, chestnut, acorn or filbert packed with protein, starchy sweet and rich with the most fragrant oils in nature. Nuts are treasure chests of flavor and nutrition. Though the...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
If your passion for potatoes during Passover has become passé, I have good news for you. Quinoa (Ki-no-ah), the grain that really isn't a grain, has been deemed kosher-for-Passover. This fact was brought to my attention by one of my students during a Passover cooking class that I taught some weeks ago. Having used quinoa in all sorts of dishes...
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Martin D. Davidson, JE Feature
Wine has been a cherished and respected centerpiece of Jewish celebrations for centuries. Sabbath and holiday meals are preceded by the sanctification of the wine, and the Passover seder is highlighted by four cups of wine. Some say that wine also relates to the art of moderation, which if abused can lead to excess and a loss of control. For...
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