Saturday, February 6, 2016 Shevat 27, 5776

From the decor to the delicacies, the sheen is apparent
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Ethel Hofman
You might just feel that you've landed smack-dab in the center of a Jerusalem courtyard. Not so. Instead, you're right in the heart of Philadelphia's Old City, where Israeli-born executive chef Michael Solomonov and Wharton graduate Steven Cook have opened Zahav, the exciting, new Middle Eastern restaurant featuring authentic Israeli cuisine. (In Hebrew, Zahav means "gold.") Cool cream-colored Jerusalem stone...
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Vitebsk. If the name has a familiar ring, it might be because this was the Byelorussian town where Marc Chagall was born and raised, and that provided him with a magical landscape for much of his art. You may particularly recall the sight of a couple, dressed in their provincial, bohemian finery, flying "Over the Town," as the painting was...
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
In my many extended visits to Israel, my impressions of Shabbat always leave me in awe. How differently it's treated there than anyplace else in the world! Whether observant or non-observant, Friday and Saturday mean guests, and guests mean food. Israelis usually don't entertain with large dinner parties; most families don't have room to serve full meals for a crowd...
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When he's not investigating certain arcane wrinkles in the religious mystical tradition, Harold Bloom, that ever-prodigious man of letters, seems determined to corner the market on literary criticism through analyses of every conceivable genre. (He has made no secret of the fact that he's an insomniac, which helps explain the vast array of sizable books he's produced throughout his long...
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Andrew Schloss
Hey Dad, if you're like most guys, you've sacrificed a drumstick or two to the incendiary powers of a backyard grill. And if you've tried to convince yourself that "black and crusty" is how you like your barbecued chicken, then you know, firsthand, the ambiguous blessings of cooking over an open flame. We all can agree that a subtly smoky...
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