Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775

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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Sukkot in Jerusalem is an especially festive holiday. Everywhere you look you can spy these charming booths, sometimes precariously perched atop open porches. During the week, families from all over the country flock to the Western Wall, often carefully carrying their four species, fulfilling the commandment of, "And you should take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of...
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How religions grapple with the dilemma of evil
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Philadelphia's estimable Jewish Publication Society has returned one of its classic works to its backlist this season. Fallen Angels: Soldiers of Satan's Realm was first issued in the early 1950s, and has now been reincarnated in a paperback edition. Long recognized as a definitive piece of scholarship on the belief in fallen angels in three of the world's great religions...
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makes you crave something sweet, savory and super-warm from the oven
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Embellishing an apple pie is as American as a flaky crust packed high with thick slices of pippin, Winesap or Granny Smith, collapsing under the weight of a double dip of homemade ice-cream. It's as elaborate as poached lady apples in sour-cream custard beneath a high-flying puff-pastry crown. It's as delicate as a bite-sized tartlet filled with a single apple...
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Jeffrey Tambor tamps time into more than a pipe dream in new comedy
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"Four score and seven years ago" goes the Gettysburg Address. Forget the seven years; four score is what John Mason (John Lithgow) and Jeffrey Pyne (Jeffrey Tambor) address these days. And since they've already handled the first three, it's the next "20 Good Years" that interest them the most. And they also interest NBC, which offers one for the ages...
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After a childhood shaken and stirred, the writer bonds with film fans
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Is it any wonder that fans of writer Anthony Horowitz have great expectations for the first film made of his teen super-spy Alex Rider? After all, the author's real-life history affords a glimpse into daring derring-do that helped him escape his own Dickens-like conundrums. Horowitz, whose "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" breaks nationwide on Friday, Oct. 13, is a brainy Brit...
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