Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

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A touch of sadness clings to The Company They Kept , an otherwise joyous collection of essays by some of the world's best writers, in which they recount "unforgettable friendships" they've been blessed with. The sadness stems from the fact that this would appear to be the last book project that Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein worked on. All...
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The flavors and fancifulness of fondue
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Ethel Hofman, JE Exponent
In Switzerland, the traditional fondue was a peasant dish created by necessity. It consisted of bread, cheese and wine -- all of which were cheap and available. Like porridges and gruels, the melted-cheese mixture was cooked in one pot and set in the middle of the table for the family to help themselves, each with their own horn spoon. Individual...
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Whether battling OCD or bias besetting Jews/Arab-Americans, Tony Shalhoub gives truth a shout-out
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It's flu season, Monk -- wash your hands! As if ... The USA OCD detective -- whose self-named series resumes its fifth season this Friday on the cable network -- has his hands full once more ... but is it with Purel? "That's funny, that's all news to me," muses Tony Shalhoub of the rumor that his TV alter-ego considers...
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There are some weeks when Fred Siegel severs his arm three, four times on average. While blood oozes out across the stage, Siegel, playing a mad scientist named Dr. Zombini, hums a little "dismemberment music" -- the Frank Sinatra hit "I've Got You Under My Skin." Pretty unusual schtik for a university professor. But Siegel, 46, has plenty of tricks...
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Could Israel be preparing to serve as an 'Apprentice'? - See more at: http://je.pliner.com/article/11817/The_Donald_of_the_Diaspora/#sthash.gz93wY0A.dpuf
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Shalom, The Donald. That may be the nicest greeting he's had in weeks. Who knew that the tycoon who's taken Manhattan and who's taken heat and given it in celebrated arguments with Rosie O'Donnell after he "pardoned" the pretty Miss USA Tara Conner for her past mistakes -- and who was just named "Most Annoying Money Personality" in an AOL...
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