Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Tammuz 20, 5775

Soviet Jewish émigré finds real success as creator of a series that Travels well
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Isn't it Rich? Uh, actually, no, it's Malloy. But if Stephen Sondheim sounds surprised when he sends in the clowns, imagine how the neighborhood feels when Dmitry Lipkin sends in the gypsies. Because that's exactly what the Soviet Jewish émigré has done -- brilliantly -- in FX's rag on "The Riches," its new scene-stealing series of a family of American...
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Martin D. Davidson, JE Feature
Wine has been a cherished and respected centerpiece of Jewish celebrations for centuries. Sabbath and holiday meals are preceded by the sanctification of the wine, and the Passover seder is highlighted by four cups of wine. Some say that wine also relates to the art of moderation, which if abused can lead to excess and a loss of control. For...
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Do "Passover sandwiches" sound like an oxymoron? Well, they're not! Creative cooks long ago came up with the perfect solution for Pesach food under wraps: the matzah-meal popover, bagel or roll. When we were kids, and the intermediate days of the holiday were considered "days-we-had-to-go-to-school-anyhow," my mother of blessed memory would prepare delicious sandwiches for us. She would halve a...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Although the temptation of cooking new dishes for Passover lurks in my mind every year, I always can remember my mother's warning of not to "cook anything too weird." She's right, of course, as usual. The tried-and-true traditional Ashkenazic family recipes may seem a bit boring to the cook, but the guests take comfort in them as being familiar, offering...
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Answers to some difficult questions
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Just about fours years ago, Targum Press issued a book on intermarriage titled Why Marry Jewish? and I thought then, and for a long time afterward, that it couldn't be topped. Subtitled Surprising Reasons for Jews to Marry Jews , it was the work of Doron Kornbluth, who had already written a classic work called Jewish Matters: A Pocketbook of...
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