Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775

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How best to bid welcome to a new national Jewish TV network? Wilkommen? Bienvenue? Welcome? This is cable TV; not "Cabaret." So ... Shalom, Shalom TV. It's a greeting worth savoring, for Shalom, in bidding hello locally, is also bidding for national prominence by staking its network roots first in Philadelphia, where it has established a relationship with Comcast for...
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Cantor David Tilman, JE Feature
Itzhak Perlman -- superstar violinist, teacher, conductor and Jewish mega-personality -- invariably awakens in followers a multitude of emotions: pride, admiration of his artistic gifts, and profound gratitude for bringing to life masterpieces of the solo violin repertoire. Born in 1945, Perlman is known throughout the world for his consummate artistry and ability to touch the deepest parts of our...
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An accounting of survival -- and loss
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The sisters discovered the bundle of letters nearly 20 years ago in their parents' Chicago apartment, soon after their father's death. Raya Schapiro and Helga Weinberg recognized immediately "the delicate Old German script" and "the brisk Czech writing" of two relatives who'd once been extremely close to them: their maternal grandmother Paula Froelich and her son, their uncle Erwin. These...
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Fire up the kitchen; it's Mexican tonight!
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
For Mexican families, food is a celebration. And though society and eating habits have changed in Mexico as in the rest of the world, the real dishes eaten everyday are rooted in tradition. Chiles, onions, tomatillos, cilantro, Mexican oregano and thyme -- to name just a few -- all impart a specific vibrancy to Mexican fare. Hot, piquant sauces dominate...
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War and wine -- even that pairing has a story these days. "It seems like we survived a real threat that may have ruined our harvest," declared Sasson Ben-Aharon, chief winemaker for Binyamina wineries. Their vineyards are located in Binyamina, between Haifa and Hadera on Israel's western coast, cities that were under attack by some of the 3,000 rockets discharged...
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