Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kislev 3, 5775

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Ryan Teitman
Eileen and Kevin were in a fierce argument about the kids: He had gone back on his word, and now wanted to raise the children Catholic, not Jewish. Neither parent would relent; she accused him of breaking his promise, and he accused her of not seeing his point of view. They argued in circles, neither gaining ground -- nor giving...
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Bright romance in a dark time
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"This is the saddest story I've ever heard." That's a sentence the literary-minded may recognize as the first line of Ford Maddox Ford's most famous work of fiction The Good Soldier . He meant the phrase to be taken as bitterly ironic, especially once the reader reaches the finale of the novel, then thinks back to the innocent beginnings of...
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Dessert to start 2007 off right
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
For all of you whose New Year's resolutions include living a healthier lifestyle by losing weight, help is on the way! There are so many options these days for diets that hold the promise of a brand-new and better body ... low-fat, no-fat, low-carb, no-carb, high-protein, sugar-busters, to name just a few. They all worked for me for a time,...
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
I guess we can never really trust everything we learned in school. Take this item, for instance: According to the official Hoover archives, Herbert Hoover did not really promise "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage" during the 1928 presidential campaign. The link between Hoover and the phrase "a chicken in every pot" can be traced...
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From 'Annie Hall' to the Rock Hall of Fame, Marshall Brickman makes book on real hits
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Jewish Boys? No, it's "Jersey Boys," and, certainly, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Season won't be mistaken for that of Frankie Valli and the Four Questions. But, in a way, "Jersey Boys" jives with memories of some Jewish boys who knew that learning to walk like a man went way beyond the bimah of the Bar Mitzvah...
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