Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775

... and the naivete to believe it's always a possibility
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Sometimes, I get a book in the mail, and I have to scratch my head in befuddlement about why it was sent to me. Such was the case with The Buddha and the Terrorist by Satish Kumar. It's a small, delicate volume, clearly published with consideration and care by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a reputable publisher. But why I...
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Indoors, of course, and in style
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
To entertain -- or not to entertain? At this time of year, it's definitely party time. There are celebrations at the office, dinners in fancy restaurants, snacking at sports bars, but entertaining at home is somehow more comfortable and relaxing. And that goes for hosts, as well as guests. And if you plan your event for the beginning of the...
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A great new anthology by the great Harold Bloom
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So what actually constitutes an "American religious poem"? That's the question at the heart of a new anthology, titled, appropriately enough, American Religious Poems . It's been edited by the indefatigable Harold Bloom, the masterful literary critic and Yale University professor, with the assistance of Jesse Zuba, and published by the ever-enterprising Library of America. Both editors have provided answers...
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When I heard that Arthur Kurzweil, the longtime editorial director of Jason Aronson Books, which over the years has returned many classic Jewish works to print, was going to publish a book about Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, the translator of the Talmud into English, I couldn't have been happier. Readers of this column know by now how highly I think of...
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New Comedy's Married to a Mob of Mischief
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Is this the little girl I spoiled rotten ... Is this the little boy who no fashtay ... What imlech ordered arugula for the reception ... Oy ... oy vay ... Place the chopped liver by the Rigbergs ... Don't put the Goldsteins near the Steins ... Is there a way of his breaking the glass ... Without breaking our...
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