Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

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When Marthe Cohn acknowledged to a sold-out audience Sunday morning that she made an "unlikely spy," she wasn't kidding. At 4 feet, 7 inches, the 86-year-old Jewish grandmother hardly looks like the James Bond-type. But during World War II, Cohn, then in her 20s, worked as an undercover agent with French intelligence. Speaking in a heavy French accent, Cohn relayed...
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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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